Ryoto wrote:I've stopped practicing for some time but plan on doing so again. It used to be to simply recite the Nembutsu before going to bed with varying number of recitations depending on the mood. I have no shrine or anything but that may help me next time in order to maintain practice.
I've personally found that a small shrine is extremely conducive to practice. I just have a small one with Amitabha Buddha, Gwanshiyin Pusa and the Green Tanra in my room. It's very helpful to wake up and be mindful of the Buddhas and Dharmas. Also, I find it helpful for meditation as well.
The Pratyutpanna Buddha Sammukhavasthita Samadhi practice was introduced to me by a master in the Pure Land/Cha'an tradition and it consists of a walking meditation while reciting Amitabha's name. I use the chinese pronunciation but I'm sure that the nembutsu and the tibetan pronunciations are equally powerful. Many people in my sangha have had remarkable results, such as healing or deep meditation from this practice. It may be very simple, but I've found it really useful in meditation and just a few minutes when I wake up really transforms my day. I also do prostrations and sitting meditation as well. Just find whatever works for you, even if you have no time at all it's really great to recite Amitabha's name while walking, sitting, studying, reading, working or at any time. Mentally works fine too, in my experience.
I hope you have good luck in your practice!