How to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo the correct way?

Chanting the daimoku is central to Nichiren Buddhism and helps you manifest your Buddha nature. You wonder how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

Sit on a pillow with your legs folded and make a praying gesture with your hands. If you don’t own a gohonzon, stare at a blank white wall. Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo in a steady tempo repeatedly monotonous. This is how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nam myoho renge kyo chanting education, Learn how to chant Daimoku the correct way is easy. NMRKOB often receive question how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Based on the requests NMRKOB decided to publish this tutorial. After studying this tutorial you can practice Daimoku or Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. You can find audio samples at the bottom of this article to help you pronounce.

How to pronounce Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

First you have the pronunciation right, it’s very important that the rhythm is steady, tone is stable and loud. On P. 5, NMRKOB Nichiren Liturgy you can learn more about pronunciation.

Nam

N(a)m – a as in father

Myoho

M(y)o – y as in yellow,  Yo like they use it in the urban industry Yo Yo, What’s up, you only have to add the MYo what’s upHo as in Hover.

Renge

R(e)ng(e) – e as in egg

Kyo

Same as Myoho. Kyo – KYo what’s up.

Underneath you repeat Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo five times, read them out loud and in your own rhythm:

  1. NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO
  2. NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO
  3. NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO
  4. NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO
  5. NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo or Namu Myoho Renge Kyo

Don’t worry, if your believe is at the right place than you are practicing it right. But to answer the question, Namu myoho renge kyo is the answer because there is no character “m” in the Japanese language.  Two sects recite the daimoku very fast it sounds like they are saying nam instead of namu. When these sects were established in the West the term “南無” was transliterated as “nam” instead of “namu” to transfer the specific style of chanting.

NMRKOB advice you to mix Namu and Nam during your practice. Daimoku’s intro and outro goes in a slow rhythm.

Next practice: Chant (o)daimoku in slow and fast rhythm

Chant Namu Myoho Renge Kyo slow, duration of 4 seconds or longer
Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo fast, duration of 2 seconds

  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namy Myoho Renge Kyo
  • 4 seconds pause
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • 4 seconds pause
  • Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (repeat this line as much as you want, when you want to end wait 4 seconds and perform the outro)
  • 4 seconds pause
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • 4 seconds pause
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
  • Namu Myoho Renge Kyo

Do you think you can chant? Press play and join the group chant.

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