Explore Amida Buddhism

If you are interested in learning more about our approach to Pure Land Buddhism, here is a list of activities which will take you deeper. Everyone will take an unique path: Follow your curiosity…

Do some reading online. You might want to begin with a Brief Introduction to Pure Land Buddhism, followed by some more books about the Pure Land tradition. Please go to Suggested Readings.

Start a simple home practice. Do ten minutes of nembutsu chanting a day. You can read more about starting a daily practice here.

Take our Introduction to Pure Land Buddhism Course. This is an online / correspondence course. It starts with the basics of Pure Land Buddhism and covers subjects such as taking refuge, making a shrine in your home, humility and gratitude, some history of Pure Land Buddhism and much more. You will be allocated a personal tutor that you’ll send your answers to for each lesson via email. Read more and register here.

Attend some of our online services. You can attend these online events and other groups via Zoom regardless of where you are in the world.

Continue to deepen your practice. Some people are inspired by their faith to become vegans and vegetarians, or to give up or cut down on intoxicants. Some people get involved in socially engaged work. Some people work towards changing their livelihoods. When we feel accepted ‘Just As We Are’ and allow the light of the Buddha to soak into us, we may make further changes naturally as time goes on.

Spread the Dharma. We may also feel inspired to share some of what we have received. Some people are called to Ordination. Others may recommend books to their friends or invite them to join them when they attend their local group. Whether others have a karmic affinity with Amida Buddha or not, we can encourage them to take steps on their own spiritual path. We can also model a way of being which is grounded in faith, reflecting the light we have received back into the world.

Namo Amida Bu