Pure Land | Teachers & Pattriarchs

Shinran Shonin | The Pure Land Patriarch

Shinran Shonin , the Buddhist Teacher from Japan of 13th century were probably the most significant propounder of the teachings on Buddha Amida and Nembutsu or tradition of chanting Namu Amida Butsu ("Adoration to Buddha Amitāyus"), the founder of Jōdo Shinshū or "True Pure Land School” tradition in Japanese Buddhism. We think of Master Shinran when we think about Buddha Amida (Amitabha) and his Pure

Rennyo, his life and work

Rennyo (1415-1499) was a descendant of Shinran and the eighth chief abbot (monshu) of the Hongwanji in Kyoto. In 1457, when he was 43, he became the chief abbot and continued his missionary activity in the Omi region. He started a unique way of transmitting the Dharma through the use of letters, which were widely read among the followers and contributed enormously to the dissemination

The Seven Patriarchs of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism

The Seven Patriarchs of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism - Master Shinran singled out seven masters or Patriarchs of Pure Land Buddhism in the millennium prior to his own, beginning with the writings of Bodhisattva Nāgārjuna and continuing to his own mentor, Master Hōnen (Genku). He also included Masters T'an-luan, Tao-ch'o, Shan-tao (Jp. Zendō)and Genshin (a.k.a. Eshin Sozu).Each of the Seven Patriarchs was himself an aspirant for

Kūya | Biography

Kūya Kūya (903-972) was an itinerant Japanese priest who, along with Genshin and Jakushin , was among the first promoters of the practice of the Nembutsu ( chanting of Buddha Amitābha’s invocation ) amongst the common people in order to attain salvation and entry into the Pure Land of Amida . Kūya 's origins are unknown, but some sources claim that he may have been

Kūya Rui | Kūya's Praise

*/ Index Anchors 1. Introduction 2. Kūya Rui | Kūya's Praise Related Resources 1. Kūya | Biography 2. Kūya Rui | Kūya's Praise 3. Pure Land Buddhism Related Media Rokuharamitsu-ji temple in Kyoto 1. Introduction Kūya (903-972) was a Buddhist wandering ascetic in Japan who was the pioneer of popularising the practice of the Nembutsu ( chanting of Buddha Amitābha’s invocation ) amongst the common

Genshin | Biography

Related Resources 1. Yokawa Hogo | Master Genshin 2. 7 Patriarchs of Jōdo Shinshū 3. Pure Land Buddhism 4. Genshin | Biography Genshin Genshin (942–1017), also known by the title Eshin Sōzu , was a Japanese Buddhist priest of the Tendai sect and patriarch of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. He was among the first promoters of the Nembutsu chanting in Japan in 10-11 th centuries.

Hōnen | Biography

*/ Index Anchors 1. Hōnen 2. Early life 3. Departure from Mt. Hiei 4. Beginnings of a New Sect 5. Exile and the Final Years 6. Character 7. Writings 8. Quotations 9. Disciples Related Resources 1. 17 Poems of Master Hōnen 2. Hōnen | Biography | 1 3. Pure Land Buddhism Related Media Hōnen teaching people 1. Hōnen Hōnen (May 13, 1133 – February 29,

Hōnen | Biography

*/ Related Resources 1. 17 Poems of Master Hōnen 2. Hōnen | Biography | 1 3. Hōnen | Biography | 2 4. Pure Land Buddhism Related Media Hōnen teaching people Hōnen Hōnen (1133–1212), more fully Hōnen Shōnin Genkū , was a Japanese Buddhist priest and reformer, and the founder of the Jōdo Shū sect of Japanese Buddhism. Hōnen 's life reflects the changing times in

Master Shandao

Index Anchors 1. Shandao's life 2. Nianfo he sufficient cause 3. Amida is a Saṁbhogakāya Buddha 4. The 5 Right Acts 5. Two aspects of Deep Faith 6. Method of visualization 7. Repentance and Faith Related Resources 1. Shandao (Shan-tao) | Works & Life 2. Shandao | Life and Main Teachings 3. Pure Land Buddhism 1. Shandao's life Shandao ( Shan-tao , 613-681) was born

Shandao | Biography

*/ Related Resources Related Resources 1. Shandao (Shan-tao) | Works & Life 2. Shandao | Life and Main Teachings 3. Pure Land Buddhism Related Media 2 Rivers and a White Path Shandao | Biography Shandao (613–681) was an eminent Buddhist scholar and major figure in the Chinese Pure Land ( Jingtu ) movement. His writings had a strong influence on later Pure Land masters including