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 The Pure Land School Translation Team

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The team is an international group of volunteer translators and editors. It is dedicated to making the teachings of Master Shandao, founder of Buddhism’s Pure Land school, better known around the world. For various historical reasons, Master Shandao’s seminal and definitive writings in Chinese are scarcely known outside Chinese- and Japanese-speaking regions.

The team’s origins date to 2011, when it became clear that the paucity of quality materials on these teachings available to the international community was a formidable obstacle to their dissemination and understanding, as well as the sharing of their invaluable benefits. With the blessing of Master Huijing, a core of several volunteers began work that year on the translation into English of key basic texts relating to Master Shandao’s pristine Pure Land lineage. Works published so far are available elsewhere in this website, many of them for download.

The team’s monastic adviser is Dharma Master Jinghe (Ching Ho), based at the Pure Land school in Taiwan and holder of a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Birmingham. Printed copies of our English publications can be obtained by writing to him at  or

The Translation Team:


Dharma Master Jinghe Taipei, Taiwan


Fojin (Agnes Chung Allcock) Editor and translator Hong Kong, P.R. China

Folu (Jin Xin) Translator Beijing, P.R. China

Foqing (Song Meiling) Translator Beijing, P.R. China

Foyi (Guo Zuqian) Translator Haimen, Jiangsu, P.R. China

Foying (Zhou Wenjie) Translator Shanghai, P.R. China

Foyuan (Xu Yibin) Translator Xuancheng, Anhui, P.R. China

Jingchou (Teresa Chung Marylander) Translator Oakland, California, USA

Jingfa (Nicolas Duchemin) Translator Tokyo, Japan

Jingnian (Domingo Hernandez De Jesus) Editor Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA

Jingpu (Alan Kwan) Translator Vancouver, Canada

Jingtu (Thomas Hon Wing Polin) Editor and translator Hong Kong, P.R. China

Jingxing (Jason Ranek) Editor Vale, Norway

The Pure Land School Translation Team



  • Recitation of Amitabha’s name, relying on his Fundamental Vow (the 18th)
  • Rebirth of ordinary beings in the Pure Land’s Realm of Rewards
  • Rebirth assured in the present lifetime
  • Non-retrogression achieved in this lifetime

Guiding Principles

Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings