A Chant Card for the Heart Sutra, the Prajnaparamita
used for services at the SFZC in it's early days.
This card was printed for the May 20, 1962 Shinsanshiki, or Mountain Seat Ceremony, officially installing Suzuki as the abbot of Sokoji, the Soto Zen temple at 1881 Bush Street in San Francisco.
(There was another card later, as I remember it, that was only two sides. This one folded open. Translation by Shunryu Suzuki. Thanks to Ken Spiker for saving it all these years and sending us this scan.-DC)

Yes - here is the two-page-four-sided chant card] as I remember it, sent by Janice Karnegis who wrote: You're right. Here is a scan of the piece, from Katagiri roshi's files at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center.  Just passing it along.  :-. Thanks a lot Jan.] [And here's an old Chinese one]

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