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Alan Kwan is the founding editor of Buddhistdoor.net 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. His column discusses the history, philosophy, and practice of the pristine Pure Land school, including its scriptures and their interpretation.

Teachings of Amitabha is published fortnightly.

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Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind—Advantages and Disadvantages of the Two Kinds of Practices
Why the primary practice surpasses the secondary practices
Uploaded 22 Sep 2017
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind: Faith Established in Context of Practice, Part Two
How the context of practice shapes the cultivation of faith
Uploaded 8 Sep 2017
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind: Faith Established in the Context of Practice, Part One
Prioritizing primary practice in Pure Land Buddhism
Uploaded 25 Aug 2017
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind—The Four Scenarios of Doubt IV
On the harmony between the Buddhas' teachings
Uploaded 11 Aug 2017
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind—The Four Scenarios of Doubt: Part I
Four potential pitfalls devotees should keep an eye out for
Uploaded 23 Jun 2017
Cutting through the Delusive Mind with Faith in Amitabha’s Deliverance
Why faith in Amitabha Buddha, not in men or gods, is what we need
Uploaded 9 Jun 2017
Establishing Deep Faith in Amitabha’s Deliverance in the Context of a Person (the Buddha)
What it means to entrust one’s salvation to Amitabha Buddha
Uploaded 26 May 2017
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind, Part Four: The Fifth Kind of Determinant Faith
Believing the Buddha’s words alone in a single-minded manner
Uploaded 12 May 2017
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