Class Beginning Ritual
by Derek Lin
Pronunciation chi li English All rise
Pronunciation mien shiang fo tang Translation Face shrine Note If there is no shrine present, the focus of the meeting (perhaps the podium or the blackboard) serves as the shrine.
Pronunciation tsang jia san jui gong Translation Greet shrine, bow three times Note This gives respect to the shrine, which we consider to be the court of the divine essence.
Pronuncication yi jui gong Translation Bow once
Pronuncication dzai jui gong Translation Bow again
Pronunciation san jui gong Translation Bow thrice
Pronunciation tsang jia ge wei dien chuan shi yi jui gong Translation Greet all masters, bow once
Pronunciation kai ban yi jui gong Translation Class beginning, bow once
Pronunciation ching dzoh Translation Please be seated