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

$5 | Free for UChicago students

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.

Helpful reference materials for this workshop can be found here.

Presented in partnership with Japan Society, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for East Asian Studies Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, International House at the University of Chicago, and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.