To practice chanting, we bring spoken word and song together, mindfully and with concentration, aware of our breathing, so that we are not carried away from the present moment.—Brother Chan Phap Hien
In Plum Village, the practice of chanting in English is a flower, slowly blossoming. The chants and music on this CD are some of the first petals to open on this beautiful flower. Chanted by the resident community of Plum Village in 2002, these recordings include most of the chants contained in Chanting from the Heart, with live tracks from a monastic ordination ceremony and a traditional incense offering chanted by Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnamese.
Compiled by Brother Chan Phap Hien (Dharma Goodness).