About Teachings of Amitabha

 

Teachings of Amitabha explains the scriptures written by Master Shandao, a Buddhist master who lived during the Tang Dynasty in China and is revered in East Asia as an incarnation of Amitabha Buddha. It focuses particularly on the Commentary of the Contemplation Sutra, which outlines the teachings of the Pure Land school of Buddhism. Grounding his teachings in the three Pure Land sutras preached by Shakyamuni Buddha, Master Shandao urged practitioners to aspire to rebirth in the Land of Bliss by reciting the name of Amitabha Buddha exclusively.


 

About the author 

 

Alan Kwan is the founding editor of Buddhistdoor and a practitioner of the pristine Pure Land tradition, a school of Pure Land Buddhism based on the teachings of the de facto founder of Pure Land, Master Shandao (613-681 CE).

 


Teachings of Amitabha is published monthly.

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Pure Land: An “Easy Path” of Practice?
The crucial difference between the 18th and 19th Vows
Uploaded 23 Apr 2019
A Dialogue about Lineage in the Pure Land School
A conversation between two Pure Land practitioners
Uploaded 25 Mar 2019
What Are the Causes of Rebirth in the Land of Bliss?
Exploring the causes of rebirth in the Pure Land
Uploaded 26 Feb 2019
Are There Any Conditions for Rebirth in Amitabha’s Land of Bliss?
Unconditional gifts from Amitabha
Uploaded 22 Jan 2019
All Teachings Return to Amitabha’s Name
Why the Name is at the heart of Pure Land practice
Uploaded 17 Dec 2018
How Can We Have Complete Faith in Amitabha Buddha?
The correct understanding of faith in Pure Land Buddhism
Uploaded 26 Nov 2018
Assured Rebirth in the Pure Land in this Present Life
The mechanism of assuring Pure Land rebirth right here and now
Uploaded 20 Oct 2018
The Two-stage Assured Rebirth of an Exclusive Amitabha-reciter
The soteriological nature of accepting Amitabha's compassion
Uploaded 18 Sep 2018
Summary of the Exegesis on the Three States of Mind, Part Four
Retaining right mindfulness for exclusive Amitabha-recitation
Uploaded 27 Aug 2018
A Summary of the Exegesis on the Three States of Mind, Part Three: Sincere Mind, Deep Mind, and Mind of Dedication-and-Aspiration
How we can possess all Three States of Mind through authentic practice
Uploaded 23 Jul 2018
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