This meditation and sadhana session is open to all levels and visitors are welcome to join us, although there will be no formal teachings. Amitabha is the Buddha of Boundless Light, belonging to the lotus family (one of the five buddha families). The Amitabhavyuha Sutra tells us that many aeons ago, as the monk Dharmakara, he generated bodhichitta in the presence of the Buddha Lokeshvara. At that time, he made fifty-one vows to lead all beings to his pure realm of Sukhavati. Amitabha represents our pure nature and symbolizes the transmutation of desire, the predominant emotion of the human realm. More intrinsically, Amitabha is the limitless, luminous nature of our mind.