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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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
A Summary of the Exegesis on the Three States of Mind, Part Two
Tuning our minds to rebirth in the Pure Land
Uploaded 27 Jun 2018
A Summary of the Exegesis on the Three States of Mind
How the Three States of Mind bring the disciple to the Land of Bliss
Uploaded 4 Jun 2018
Master Shandao’s Explanation of the Meaning of Dedication in Pure Land Buddhism
Dedication as a force for rebirth in Amitabha's paradise
Uploaded 24 Apr 2018
The Two Rivers and a White Path, Part Three: The Summons of the Two Buddhas
Why Shakyamuni Buddha asks that we follow Amitabha Buddha
Uploaded 27 Mar 2018
Two Rivers and a White Path, Part Two: A Pure Aspiration from Greed and Anger
How pure aspiration arises from the evil passions of sentient beings
Uploaded 20 Feb 2018
Parable of the Two Rivers and a White Path, Part One
On a crucial Pure Land allegory
Uploaded 22 Jan 2018
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Mind of Merit-dedication and Rebirth-aspiration: The Right Mindset to Doubt and Confusion
Why Pure Land Buddhism should not be interpreted according to other schools
Uploaded 5 Dec 2017
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