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 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
Removing Doubt of Amitabha’s Deliverance Through His Name
How can we be reborn in a land of cosmic perfection?
Uploaded 22 Oct 2019
Three Scenarios for Rebirth in the <i>Pure Land in the Medicine Master Buddha Sutra</i>
Exploring rebirth in relation to Medicine Master Buddha
Uploaded 24 Sep 2019
Pure Land: An “Easy Path” of Practice?
The crucial difference between the 18th and 19th Vows
Uploaded 23 Apr 2019
A Dialogue about Lineage in the Pure Land School
A conversation between two Pure Land practitioners
Uploaded 25 Mar 2019
What Are the Causes of Rebirth in the Land of Bliss?
Exploring the causes of rebirth in the Pure Land
Uploaded 26 Feb 2019
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