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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Joyful Entrusting to Amitabha’s Deliverance
Reliance on the Name determines rebirth
Uploaded 24 Aug 2020
Main Causes and Main Practices in the Pure Land Teaching
The causes that provide the doctrinal basis of the Pure Land school
Uploaded 21 Jul 2020
The Unbroken Lineage of the Pure Land Teaching
Strictly following in the footsteps of the Pure Land lineage
Uploaded 23 Jun 2020
Differences Between the Sui-Tang and Song-Ming Pure Land Teachings
Dynastic divergences in Pure Land Buddhism
Uploaded 26 May 2020
The Loss of Pure Land Scriptures in the Late Tang Dharma-Persecution
How a fateful persecution decimated Pure Land Buddhism in China
Uploaded 28 Apr 2020
The Critical Importance of Following a School’s Lineage
Following a coherent, systematic, and complete framework
Uploaded 24 Mar 2020
The Pure Land Lineage from Shakyamuni Buddha to Master Shandao
The meaning of institutional transmission
Uploaded 25 Feb 2020
Pure Land Teaching and the Pure Land School
The relationship between tradition and transmission
Uploaded 21 Jan 2020
Three Deficiencies in Faith Leading to Non-exclusive Practice of Name-recitation
Three deficiencies that hinder Pure Land practice
Uploaded 24 Dec 2019
The Buddha’s Dilemma: Introducing Amitabha’s Teaching of Deliverance Through His Name
Making sense of the different teachings of the Buddha
Uploaded 26 Nov 2019
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