Introduction to the meditation on Amitabha Buddha. The benefit of being reborn in a pure land. Preventing worldly concerns from sneaking into Dharma practice.
Series: Amitabha Retreat (Moscow 2017)
A series of talks given during a retreat on the meditation on Amitabha Buddha at North Kunsangar Buddhist retreat center in Russia. In English with Russian translation.
Explanation and demonstration of the Amitabha Buddha chanting. The meaning of the chants, their purpose and visualization during the chants.
Explanation of the visualization and purification during the mantra recitation. Continuation of the disadvantages of the eight worldly concerns.
Explanation of the aspiration section of the Amitabha practice. Making kindness our default mode in approaching others.
An explanation of the prayer for the time of death. Through practice and familiarity with the death process it can be a positive experience.
Continued explanation of the prayer for the time of death from the Amitabha sadhana. Meditating on death to put our life in perspective.
Using the analogy of the Three Jewels as doctor, medicine and nurses for taking refuge. How keeping the five lay precepts can make our life go better.