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10 years ago  ::  Nov 10, 2007 - 10:52PM #1
Gerald_ford
Posts: 34
Hey all,

For those curious about Pure Land, and want to learn more, try these helpful websites:

* The Official Jodo Shu website: http://www.jodo.org/
* The Official Jodo Shinshu website (Nishi Hongwanji Branch): http://www2.hongwanji.or.jp/english/
* Shinran's text, the Tannisho: http://www.buddhistinformation.com/pure … nnisho.htm
* ShindharmaNet: http://www.shindharmanet.com/

Enjoy!
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10 years ago  ::  Feb 20, 2008 - 11:12AM #2
nembutsugrl
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10 years ago  ::  Mar 06, 2008 - 5:31PM #3
Gerald_ford
Posts: 34
Hi Nembutsugrl, welcome to Beliefnet, and our very tiny community in the Pure Land forum. :)
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9 years ago  ::  Jul 08, 2008 - 11:45AM #4
HongYangShi
Posts: 14
there are some wonderful sites search under Amitabha Society of the USA and click on the english icon to see more links.  This is Chinese Pure Land with lots of free books and sutras.

Ven. Hong Yang

PS:  I'll post more links after I get their urls off of my favorites list.
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9 years ago  ::  Jul 08, 2008 - 1:11PM #5
HongYangShi
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[QUOTE=HongYangShi;611311]there are some wonderful sites search under Amitabha Society of the USA and click on the english icon to see more links.  This is Chinese Pure Land with lots of free books and sutras.

Ven. Hong Yang

PS:  I'll post more links after I get their urls off of my favorites list.[/QUOTE]



http://www.amitabhalibrary.org/index.htm              Chicago Amitabha Library

http://www.amtbweb.org/index.html                        Amitabha Pureland website

http://www.amtb-usa.org/                                        Amitabha Buddhist Society of the USA
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9 years ago  ::  Jul 28, 2008 - 9:01AM #6
banditt56
Posts: 101
Good morning,

This is my first time posting on this page.  Normally I am on other sites in Beliefnet, mainly the depression site (although much of the depression has passed). 

I wanted to say that a week ago, I was in Tokyo and had the opportunity to visit a Pure Land Temple.  It was the most beautiful place I have ever been.  It was called Zojo-ji in the Shiba Park area of the city.  It was walking distance from our hotel.  I found myself there a few times a day.  In the early mornings, I would go to the main temple and listen to the Nembutsu prayer being said.  It was the most incredible experience I have ever had.  Other times of the day, I would go back, simply to just be there.  It was an experience I would not trade for anything.

Has anyone else ever been there?
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9 years ago  ::  Sep 05, 2008 - 4:24PM #7
tpandrews
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It doesn't look like anyone has hit this one up in a while. Some good info on Shin can be found on the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut site or the North American Shin Buddhist Association site. I don't remember the actual addresses but if you do a general search on yahoo or something, you'll find them.  These two sites are part of the same organization. They also have a page that has the complete Larger and Smaller sutras as well as the Contemplation sutra. A general search for "Pure Land Buddhist Scriptures" should bring it up. I can't remeber the addresses off hand because I usually just click the link in my favorites section to get to them...next time I'll make sure I get the exact addresses before posting.
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9 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2008 - 5:44PM #8
Gerald_ford
Posts: 34
Hello all,

Yeah, this is a pretty quiet forum lately.  In the past it was pretty vibrant, but most folks have left or moved to E-sangha instead.  It would be nice to get this one started up again.

In any case, I haven't visited Zojo-ji, but I did visit Tsukiji Hongwanji in Tokyo and Chion-in in Kyoto (Jodo Shu sect).  Both were amazing temples.  The experiences you describe banditt sound very much like my own.  People often deride devotional Buddhism as primitive or weak, but unless you've started walking that path you'll never appreciating how fulfilling it is, and how it keeps you on the Buddhist Path better than anything else.  :)

Tpandrew, welcome to the forum by the way.  Good to see some other Pure Landers here.  :)
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8 years ago  ::  Jul 04, 2009 - 10:54AM #9
Jupiter6208
Posts: 2,483

Is there any Pure land groups in South Florida?  Fort laudedale/coral springs

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry
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8 years ago  ::  Sep 12, 2009 - 4:07AM #10
Stephenw2
Posts: 22

I'm new to Pre Land Buddhism. It makes an awful lot of sense to me.

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