The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Shantideva
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN 10: 1590306147
ISBN 13: 9781590306147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Review:

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake. This version is translated from the Tibetan and includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a translator’s preface, a thorough introduction, a note on the translation, and three appendices of commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden.

A Guide to the Bodhisattava s Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattava s Way of Life
Author: Shantideva
Publsiher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 8185102597
ISBN 13: 9788185102597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Bodhisattava s Way of Life Book Review:

Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism akin to that of the Dhammapada in Hinayana Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita in Hinduism. In combining those rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty, its appeal extends to a wide audience of Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Composed in India during the 8th century of the Christian era, it has since been an inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. This present translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a 12th century Tibetan commentary as orally explained by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. The ninth chapter on wisdom has been expanded for this edition with relevant commentarial passages.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780834821101
ISBN 13: 0834821109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Review:

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life
Author: Śāntideva
Publsiher: Tharpa Publications US
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0948006889
ISBN 13: 9780948006883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book Review:

This famous and universally loved poem for daily living has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists since it was first composed in the 8th century by the famous Indian Buddhist master Shantideva. This new translation, made under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, conveys the great lucidity and poetic beauty of the original, while preserving its full impact and spiritual insight. Reading these verses slowly, while contemplating their meaning, has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. The poem invokes special positive states of mind, moves us from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually introduces us to the entire Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment.

The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Śāntideva,Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781590303887
ISBN 13: 1590303881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Review:

This essential text of Mahayana Buddhism has been written about by many major Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama and Pema Ch dr n. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva, it is studied today by Buddhists of most schools and is considered a masterwork of world religion. In this edition, the translation has been refined to bring it closer to the original work. Also included is a new translators' preface

Becoming Bodhisattvas

Becoming Bodhisattvas
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1611806321
ISBN 13: 9781611806328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Bodhisattvas Book Review:

Best-selling American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön presents a friendly and encouraging guide to spiritual practice for all those who want to take up the path of the bodhisattva--one who aspires to live life with courage, generosity, patience, fearlessness, and compassion. The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offering a window into the greatest potential within us all. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it presents a comprehensive view of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition’s highest ideal—to commit oneself to the life of a bodhisattva warrior, a person who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the freedom and common good of all beings. And it has inspired many of the tradition’s greatest teachers, providing a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. These essential teachings present the core of the Buddhist path, from cultivating deep-seated confidence to infusing one’s life with selflessness, joyfulness, kindness, and compassion. Pema Chödrön here invites you to journey more deeply into this liberating way of life, presenting Shantideva’s text verse-by-verse and offering both illuminating stories and practical exercises to enrich the text and bring its timeless teachings to life in our world today. Previously published under the title No Time to Lose.

The Path of Individual Liberation

The Path of Individual Liberation
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1590308026
ISBN 13: 9781590308028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Individual Liberation Book Review:

The first volume of this landmark series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study. The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more. The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa's greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students.

Practicing Wisdom

Practicing Wisdom
Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN 10: 0861711823
ISBN 13: 9780861711826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Wisdom Book Review:

A series of teachings delivered by the Dalai Lama in Southern France in 1993 reveals the depth of wisdom in the Tibetan leader's words as he discusses the main insights of Buddhism. Original.

Siksha Samuccaya A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine

Siksha Samuccaya  A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
Author: William Henry Denham Rouse,Cecil Bendall
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN 10: 9780530893396
ISBN 13: 0530893398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siksha Samuccaya A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Beautiful Way of Life

The Beautiful Way of Life
Author: Rene Feusi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 161429206X
ISBN 13: 9781614292067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Way of Life Book Review:

Enter into the presence of a wise Buddhist master through this modern distillation of a spiritual classic. The most enduring and widely read spiritual work to emerge from Buddhism's classical age in India is surely Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life. Among its many fans is the Dalai Lama, who quotes from it frequently. Here much-loved monk and meditator Rene Feusi distills Shantideva's masterpiece verse by verse. Reflecting both the lyricism of the original verses and their wealth of inspiring reflections on the virtues to be cultivated by bodhisattvas, The Beautiful Way of Life is a brilliant condensation of a masterpiece and a lucid entryway into timeless insights. Feusi also provides tips for using the verses in a series of guided contemplations.

The World Could Be Otherwise

The World Could Be Otherwise
Author: Norman Fischer
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0834842149
ISBN 13: 9780834842144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Could Be Otherwise Book Review:

An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

The Bodhisattva s Brain

The Bodhisattva s Brain
Author: Owen Flanagan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 0262525208
ISBN 13: 9780262525206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva s Brain Book Review:

Can there be a Buddhism without karma, nirvana, and reincarnation that is compatible with the rest of knowledge? If we are material beings living in a material world—and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are—then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism—almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it is possible to discover in Buddhism a rich, empirically responsible philosophy that could point us to one path of human flourishing. Some claim that neuroscience is in the process of validating Buddhism empirically, but Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism does not reduce itself to a brain scan showing happiness patterns. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, offers instead a fully naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy, compatible with the rest of knowledge—a way of conceiving of the human predicament, of thinking about meaning for finite material beings living in a material world.

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Dalai Lama XIV,Dalai Lama,Santideva
Publsiher: Shambhala Dragon Editions
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X002437183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night Book Review:

Describes the path to enlightenment as followed by the Bodhisattva

Being Upright

Being Upright
Author: Tenshin Reb Anderson
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 193048559X
ISBN 13: 9781930485594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Upright Book Review:

Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment
Author: Lhundub Sopa,David Patt,Beth Newman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2007-10-28
ISBN 10: 0861714822
ISBN 13: 9780861714827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Book Review:

This, the third volume in the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series, explores the path of the Bodhisattvas. The in-depth text explains what distinguishes the Mahayana practitioner from all other Buddhists by describing Bodhicitta, the process through which one attains enlightenment as a means to benefit others. This remarkable title also details the first four of the six Bodhisattva perfections.

Shantideva s Guide to Awakening

Shantideva s Guide to Awakening
Author: Yeshe Tobden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 1614294305
ISBN 13: 9781614294306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shantideva s Guide to Awakening Book Review:

Reprint of translation: The way of awakening. 2005.

The Bodhisattva Path

The Bodhisattva Path
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788120820487
ISBN 13: 8120820487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Path Book Review:

The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha) is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras, preserved and transmitted in both India and China over many centuries and actively quoted in treatises on the bodhisattva path. It is, nevertheless, one of the most neglected texts in Western treatments of Buddhism. The Ugra appers to be one of the earliest bodhisattva scriptures to come down to us, and as such it offers a particularly valuable window on the process by which the bodhisattva path came to be seen as a distinct vocational alternative within certain Indian Buddhist communities. The Bodhisattva Path is a study and translation of the Ugra that will fundamentally alter previous perceptions of the way in which Mahayana was viewed and practiced by its earliest adherents. To achieve a better understanding of the universe of ideas, activities, and institutional structures within which early self-proclaimed bodhisattvas lived, the author first considers the Ugra as a literary document, employing new methodological tools to examine the genre to which it belong, the age of its extant versions, and their relationships to one another. She goes on to challenge the dominant notions that the Mahayana emerged as a reform of earlier Buddhism and offered lay people an easier option. On the contrary, the picture that emerges is of the early Mahayana as a more difficult and demanding vocation, initially limited to a small contingent of monastic males. Combining a detailed critical study and translation of an important Buddhist scripture with a sweeping re-examination of the relationship between the Buddha and the practitioners alike and other interested in the history of Indian Buddhism and the formation of Mahayana.

Ocean of Dharma

Ocean of Dharma
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780834821422
ISBN 13: 0834821427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean of Dharma Book Review:

Here is an inspiring collection of short teachings from the writings of the renowned Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. Pithy and immediate, these teachings can be contemplated and practiced every day—or any day—of the year. Drawn from a wide variety of sources—including never-before-published writings—Ocean of Dharma addresses a range of topics, including fear and fearlessness, accepting our imperfections, developing confidence, helping others, appreciating our basic goodness, and everyday life as a spiritual path.

The Bodhicary vat ra

The Bodhicary  vat  ra
Author: Śāntideva
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192837202
ISBN 13: 0192837206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhicary vat ra Book Review:

Written in India in the early 8th century AD, Santideva's work became one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist spiritual path. This is a new translation from the original language, with detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references.

For the Benefit of All Beings

For the Benefit of All Beings
Author: Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 9780834824119
ISBN 13: 0834824116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Benefit of All Beings Book Review:

The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person.