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Tradition and Innovation: Chinese Buddhism Beyond Asia
2016's SPECIAL ISSUE on Chinese Buddhism in different cultures and contexts!
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
Humility, Faith, and Other-Power: Shinran’s "Tannisho"
The so-called sectarianism of Buddhism in Japan has enabled Pure Land Buddhism to develop as a quasi-independent tradition within Buddhism. One of the central figures of Pure Land Buddhist thought and
Uploaded 20 Mar 2015
Investing in Sukhavati: An Interview with Senior Financier Andrew Fung on His Pure Land Practice
Interview with financier Andrew Fung on his Pure Land faith
Uploaded 23 Jan 2015
Master Tanluan on the Primal Vow: Should we recite Amitabha’s name ten times?
Many within Buddhism itself criticize the concept of ‘other-power’ (他力) or Buddha power, asserting that it is over-emphasized in Pure Land Buddhism. They might say, “How can one be reborn in the Pure
Uploaded 15 Apr 2014
Why does Amitabha want us to recite His Name “Ten Times”?
Why “Even only ten times”?   Many Buddhist practitioners find the 18th Vow of Amitabha Buddha – the Primal Vow that guarantees salvation to every being that recites his name merely ten times – a lud
Uploaded 1 Apr 2014
Amitabha Buddha’s Three Vows of Deliverance (Part I – The 18th Vow)
In this three-part series, Pure Land columnist Alan Kwan examines the three most important vows of Amitabha Buddha’s forty-eight vows, which constitute Amitabha’s plan for saving sentient beings. Thes
Uploaded 14 Feb 2014
Why dedication is critical for the Path of Importance
Editor's note: “Teachings of Amitabha Buddha” is an inspiring column about the vital spiritual matters of Pure Land Buddhism – from its history, philosophy, and practice to its scriptures and their ex
Uploaded 2 Sep 2013
Encountering Amitabha’s Compassion: Sources of reference material for studying Pure Land teaching
The first article in Alan Kwan's Pure Land column!
Uploaded 8 Aug 2013
Restoring the Original Face of Pure Land Buddhism
Behind the simple invocation of “Namo Amitabha Buddha” (nianfo) awaits the keys to Amitabha Buddha’s Land of Bliss (Sukhavati). According to Master Shandao (613 - 681), the recitation of this sextet o
Uploaded 25 Apr 2013
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