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Ocean was written by Kenneth Tannika as an introduction to Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Buddhism for a modern American audience.
It begins with an overview of Buddhism, and goes on to describe the place of Pure Land Buddhism in a broader Buddhist context, the essential teachings of Pure Land Buddhism and how to live your life as a Pure Land Buddhist.
It’s an excellent introduction for those just starting out on the path, or for people with some experience of the practice and teachings who want to learn more about the history, doctrine and how to put that into everyday life.
The text is available free online here: Ocean
Kenneth Kenich Tanaka, (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) was appointed in 1991 as the Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (an affiliate of Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley). During this tenure, he has also served as minister at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church. His publications include The Dawn of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Doctrine (State University of New York Press), The Faces of Buddhism in America (coeditor) (The University of California Press), Engaged Pure Land Buddhism (coeditor) (WisdomOcean Publications), and booklets for popular audience. He is an active participant in the Buddhist Council of Northern California and inter-faiths activities.