Building the Pure-land

A stone cutters yard in Northern Shikoku where Buddhist statues and monuments are created.

Pure-lands appear in Mahayana Buddhist texts. They are ideal worlds created by compassionate beings where the conditions for being transformed by the Dharma are excellent.

In the class on Monday nights (starting on the 14th October) we will look at:

  • how they are created
  • famous examples in texts and art
  • how these myths can animate our individual and collective practice
  • how community can be seen as a pureland
  • ‘The New Society’ – how Buddhism can begin to transform the world

So come along and discover what Pure-lands are about. There will also be the usual features of the class such as meditation (and biscuits).