Tag: Pure Land Buddhism

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Dhammamegha here. Every few years we receive a manuscript that has been growing for decades within the author; a book that breaks new ground and offers a fresh and considered engagement with one of the Buddhist classics.

Bhikkhu Anālayo did this with Satipaṭṭhāna, through his translations and commentaries on the four foundations of mindfulness. Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa did this with practice and awakening in the Pure Land Sutras in Great Faith, Great Wisdom. In 2019 we published David...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Unconditional Surrender

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama explores the three myths of spiritual life and the crisis of the self - reason and will are no longer able to cope. In this excerpt we hear about Shinran’s life with readings on self-power and other-power. Dharmakara becomes Amida – the central myth of the Pure Land schools.

From the talk Faith, the Crisis of the Self and Self-Surrender recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri, July 2019 as part of the...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Dharmacārī Saccanāma reviews a ground-breaking new book on Pure Land Buddhism, with new translations of sūtras, and finds much to appreciate and enjoy:

Ratnaguna & Śraddhāpa

Great Faith, Great Wisdom: practice and awakening in the Pure Land sūtras of Mahāyāna Buddhism

Windhorse Publications, Cambridge 2016, £14 pback, also in ebook

Review by Saccanāma

There is a debate going on in Buddhist publishing at present: titles such as Buddhism Without Beliefs, After Buddhism and Buddhism is a Religion: You can Believe It indicate the nature of that debate. On one...