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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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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
Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind: Gain and Loss in the Two Kinds of Practices
The 13 disadvantages of miscellaneous practices in Pure Land
Uploaded 25 Oct 2017
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
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