Explanation of the Amitabha practice, beginning with taking refuge, in preparation for the Abbey’s upcoming winter retreat.
Series: Practicing the Amitabha Sadhana (BBCorner 2017-18)
How to generate the four immeasurables as part of the Amitabha practice.
Background on the bodhisattva Amitabha, rebirth in his pure land, and Amitabha practices across Buddhist traditions.
What it’s like to be reborn in Amitabha’s Pure Land, Sukhavati.
Reviewing the four causes for rebirth in Amitabha’s pure land.
The three kinds of accumulations in the Amitabha practice.
The seven-limb prayer as part of the Amitabha sadhana: the practices of bowing and making offerings.
Continuation of the explanation of the seven-limb prayer in the context of the Amitabha sadhana, explaining the practice of confession.
The seven-limb practice in the context of the Amitabha sadhana, explaining the rich benefits of rejoicing.
The last three limbs of the seven-limb practice in the context of the Amitabha Buddha sadhana.