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Mahayana Buddhist Schools and Lineages 1

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Lesson

Two invocational Mahayana Buddhist Schools are Chinese “Pure Land” Buddhism and Japanese “Pure Land” Buddhism.

Outline

The Emergence of the “Great Vehicle”

Part 5

The first 10 minutes of this lecture is an overview of a test the students took. We left it in because it focuses on some of the main points of Buddhism by referring to student work. It also gives some basic instruction on how to present ideas and what it means to write a "compare and contrast" essay.
 

VI. Mahayana Buddhist Schools and Lineages

A. Chinese and Japanese Invocational Buddhism

1. Chinese “Pure Land” Buddhism – INVOCATIONAL

a. Dharmakara’s 18th vow

b. Amitaba / Amita Buddha

c. Body of Bliss (Trikaya) and the “pure land”

d. Nembutsu

2. Japanese “Pure Land” Buddhism - INVOCATIONAL

a. Honen (1133-1212) and Jodo-shu

b. Shinran (1173-1262) and Jodo-shin-shu

c. Substitutionary/vicarious atonement



Terms to Know from this lecture:

Dharmakara
Nembutsu
Jodo-Shu
Jodo-shin-shu
Pure Land