A brief overview of the Amitabha practice including the purpose. Explanation of the meaning of prayers and how they challenge our usual way of thinking.
Series: Amitabha Retreat (Moscow 2018)
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 of Lama Tsongkhapa’s prayer to be reborn in Amitabha’s pure land. The kinds of attitudes and actions needed to create the causes to be reborn there.
Making aspirations to be reborn in Amitabha’s pure land, to receive teachings there, and understand them in order to develop the abilities to benefit others.
Aspiring to teach the Dharma to those in unfortunate states according to their disposition. The need for the transmitted and realized Dharma.
The kinds of wisdom to be generated on the path. Developing meditative concentrations and superknowledges in order to benefit sentient beings.
Things and persons exist dependently but ignorance grasps them to exist independently. Overcoming obstacles to perfecting the bodhisattva practices.