The Pure Lands are an integral aspect of Indian Mahayana, Tibetan and East Asian Buddhisms rarely taught in the West. For most of us, they represent our greatest opportunity after death.
This online course explores the origins and development of the Pure Land tradition in India and Tibet and the lineage of masters that support its propagation, touching also on its expansive development in China, Korea, and Japan.
We will talk about the role of the pure land teachings in the popular imagination of masses of laypeople throughout Asia, and define the many types of pure lands, their entry requirements, and why Amitabha’s Pure Land of Sukhavati is so unique. Why should we take rebirth there, and how can we better develop the bodhisattva vow by going there? What is it like being in a Pure Land, and how can I help those left behind by going to one? What constitutes Pure Land practice?
Streamed live February, 2021. Length: 16+ Hours. Includes lifetime access to video stream and course materials.
To learn more and get access to this online course, please visit: www.thusmenla.org.