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Homage to Amitabha Buddha chant

Homage to Amitabha Buddha chant

A teaching on the homage to Amitabha Buddha chanting practice given during the Death and Caring for the Dying Retreat, followed by recordings of the chants.

  • We pay homage to the qualities of an enlightened being, not an external being that will whisk you away at the time of death
  • A pure land is a state of mind
  • The importance of focusing on practicing bodhicitta in the relationships we have now
  • When we die we experience other things that are projections of our minds

Amitabha chanting practice commentary (download)

Praise to Amitabha Buddha chant (download)

Amitabha’s body is the color of gold.
The splendor of his hallmarks has no peer.
The light of his brow shines around a hundred worlds.
Wide as the seas are his eyes pure and clear.
Shining in his brilliance by transformation
are countless Bodhisattvas and infinite Buddhas.
His 48 vows will be our liberation.
In nine lotus stages we reach the farthest shore.

Homage to the Buddha of the Western Pure Land, kind and compassionate Amitabha. (3x)

Namo Amituofo chant (download)

Namo Amituofo (repeatedly)

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