Virtual Workshop: Shomyo for Everyday Wellness

Shomyo no Kai – a group of men wearing brightly colored silk robes and standing in two lines chant while holding open books

April 8, 2021 | 7:30PM


This workshop with Shomyo No Kai will happen live via Zoom at 7:30 pm CDT on Thursday, April 8.

Enjoy a rare chance to practice shomyo alongside one of the monks from Shomyo no Kai in a workshop on how to use Buddhist ritual chanting as a form of meditation. The monk will share how his daily practice of this art form, which is believed to have originated in India before entering Japan in the 6th century, informs and enhances his sense of well-being.

Presented in partnership with the Japan Society, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center for East Asian Studies.