Echo of Emptiness: A Contemplation by Kanho Yakushiji
A contemplative workshop deciphering the depth and vastness of meaning behind Kanho’s zen musical chanting. The workshop introduces the Heart Sutra, one the most important Buddhist chants of mind riddles exploring the essence of consciousness in Japan, China, Tibet, Vietnam and Korea. The workshop will cover a dynamic exploration around the text and group resounding, with an element of an acoustic chanting session with Kanho Yakushiji.
Kanho Yakushiji, also known as Yakushiji Kanho, is a Japanese musician and composer with a notable presence in the domain of Buddhist music. He has earned recognition for his contributions to the modern Buddhist community, particularly within the Shingon Buddhist tradition, a major school of Japanese Buddhism. Yakushiji's musical repertoire skillfully integrates traditional Buddhist chants, sutras, and sacred texts with contemporary elements, creating compositions renowned for their meditative and tranquil qualities. His work often emphasizes themes of peace, healing, and mindfulness, aligning closely with the core principles of Buddhism.