Definitions for "Pure Land Buddhism"
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