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* HOW TO START AN AMIDA SHU BUDDHIST PRACTICE AT HOME 1 Comment

Our practice is simple As Pureland Buddhists we say the nembutsu: Namo Amida Bu. This is all that is necessary. The nembutsu is how we call out to Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light. We take refuge… View »

* TUNG SHAN'S FIVE RANKS (The go-i of Soto Shu & Rinzai Shu)

Introduction I’ve been studying the Go-i, or “Five Ranks” developed by master Tung Shan Liang Chieh. I shall continue with this study so this may not be the final version of this paper, but I am shar… View »

* AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM

CONTENTS PART ONE: General 1. Some Distinctive Features of Amida-Shu Pureland Buddhism PART TWO: Other Power 2. The Meaning of Tathagata 3. Dependent Origination is Other Power 4. Radiant Face PART T… View »

* DHARMA EXPLANATIONS

Contents: 1. Equivalence of Bodhichitta, Tathagatagarbha & Nembutsu 2. Buddha's Final Words of Advice 3. Effacement: The Sallekha Sutta 1. THE EQUIVALENCE OF THREE BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES bodhichitt… View »

* BUDDHIST ANCESTORS

OVERCOMING WEAKNESS & DISCOVERING NO BIRTH: The Story of Parsva Posted by David Brazier on April 17, 2016 The Dharma can radically change your life. We are not just made of flesh and blood and th… View »

* FOUNDERS OF PURELAND BUDDHISM IN JAPAN

Honen Shonin (1133-1212) was the great propagator of Pureland in Japan after his descent from Mt Hiei in 1175 to spread the nembutsu practice and faith in the saving vows of Amida Buddha. Honen had s… View »

* SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE

SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE (Dharmavidya, inspired by Honen's Ichimai Kishomon) For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha Buddha wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith,… View »

* IMPORTANT AMIDA SHU DOCUMENTS

Two Pureland Sutras The Amida Order Rule Amida Shu Provisions for Structure, Continuity and Governence Nien Fo Service Book Some of these texts are periodically up-dated. The most up to date author… View »

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It struck me, while watching the steam rise off my pan of hot water earlier, that the universe, in physical terms, behaves in the same way today as it did 4 billion years ago. Before life even existed in any conscious form. When the earth was busy shaping itself from its own internal pressures. Spewing out toxins and branding itself with molten rock. Change comes from within, and is nurtured from external sources...  

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