One thing that brings me constant delight and fascination is finding modern adaptations of ancient Buddhist wisdom and practice. Something that is often lost in modern forms of Buddhism is sutta (or sutra) chanting. It can seem too ritualistic (something often rejected by modern Buddhists), and suttas are often rendered in technical vocabularies or dated English that makes reading stunted, halting, and distant.
So when the heart of the Buddha’s teaching can be translated into modern idiom in an attractive way, I’m impressed.
Here, Josh Brown renders the Satipatthana Sutta into chant, quite beautifully, in my humble opinion:
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