Mahayana school originating in China teaching faith in Amitabha Buddha, invoking his name to win rebirth in his Pure Land.
Buddhist sect founded by Honen (1133 - 1212) based on the belief that one can achieve rebirth in the Western Paradise of Amida Buddha by reciting Amida's name right before death. It was a popular sect during the Heian (794 - 1185) and Kamakura (1185 - 1333) periods.
MAHAYANA tradition emphasising methods to be reborn in a PURE REALM. Mostly practiced in relation to AMITABHA BUDDHA