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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The Original Intent of Shakyamuni Buddha is to Extol Amitabha’s Name
Why the Buddha revealed infinite light to our world
Uploaded 21 Jun 2021
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Dispelling hesitation in full commitment to the nianfo
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Uploaded 23 Feb 2021
The Land of Bliss: Amitabha’s to Build, Ours to Enjoy
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To Become a Buddha by Rebirth in the Pure Land
How do we enter the Pure Land?
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The nature of rebirth in the Pure Land
Uploaded 19 Nov 2020
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The presence of diverse beings in the Pure Land
Uploaded 27 Oct 2020
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Uploaded 25 Sep 2020
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