The Name "Pure Land Assembly"
By "淨" we mean pure land and by "薈" we mean an assembly of arts and culture. The aim of the Pure Land Assembly （淨薈） is to spread and promote the Pure Land Buddhism through arts and culture. "Pure land" means literally a land that is perfectly pure without any contamination. There are two aspects to this purity: the sentient beings and the world.
Agama: "Because their minds are pure, sentient beings are pure."
Vimalakirti-sutra: "The mind is pure, consequently the Buddhaland is pure."
The Pure Land Assembly, in order to benefit all sentient beings, will employ arts as a medium to guide the public on Buddha's teachings on Pure Land. Through the practices of listening, contemplation and meditation, it is hoped that right views and correct understanding are achieved, thereby attaining virtue and wisdom.
- Buddhadharma through Art. The Pure Land Assembly is a spiritual Centre for the public. We aim to employ various art forms to create a warm, direct and lively platform to guide the public towards the teachings of the Buddha with right view and correct understanding.
- Focusing on practice, the Centre offers the three vehicles of learning in Discipline (sila), Meditation (samadhi) and Wisdom (prajna). Through these practices, we intend to help practitioners understand the truth based on the teachings of the Buddha and in accord with their own capabilities, to support them in attaining a calm and blissful state while easing worries and anxieties.
- To benefit sentient beings with Pure Land practices. To promote the pure and adorned world of the Pure Land as an ideal accomplished state for practitioners to aspire to. To serve society in line with the spirit of buddhas and bodhisattvas, whose great compassion and wisdom inspire us to be committed to bringing benefits to oneself and others.