The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Shantideva,Padmakara Translation Group
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590306147
ISBN 13: 9781590306147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Review:

This timeless text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely studied and respected for more than a thousand years in all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism as well. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva, a being who puts others before himself, it describes the spiritual path of turning away from selfish concerns and vowing to work for the enlightenment of all beings.

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life
Author: Śāntideva,Stephen Batchelor
Publsiher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9788185102597
ISBN 13: 8185102597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

A new and precise verse rendition of one of Mahayana Buddhism's finest poetic treatise concerning the bodhisattva's practise and traning. The translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a commentary by the 14th century Tibetan saint Thogme Zangpo.

The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Śāntideva,Padmakara Translation Group
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004096607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Review:

The Way of the Bodhisattva (or Bodhicharyavatara, literally "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas - those beings who, turning aside from the sufferings of the world of samsara, nevertheless renounce the peace of individual salvation and vow to work for the deliverance of all beings, and to attain enlightenment for their sake. Originally written in India in Sanskrit, the text first appeared in Tibetan translation soon after its composition in the eighth century. The fact that it has been expounded, studied, and practiced in Tibet in an unbroken tradition lends the Tibetan version of this classic a particular authority. The present translation has therefore been rendered from the Tibetan, following a commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden, renowned for its thoroughness, clarity, and accessibility. Shantideva begins with a celebration of the mind of enlightenment, explaining in detail how this is cultivated. There are chapters devoted to the transcendent perfections of patience, heroic perseverance, meditation, and wisdom. The teaching on meditation culminates in the profound practices of equality and exchange of self and other. The celebrated ninth chapter presents the direct realization of emptiness, the perfection of wisdom, as explained in the Madhyamika, or "Middle Way" tradition. Throughout the verses of this text, Shantideva is able to communicate the qualities of precision, contemplative experience, and lyrical beauty, which have served to inspire generations of spiritual aspirants.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Pocket Classics
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064799920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Review:

A best-selling American Buddhist nun introduces the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life, laying out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva that includes such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation.

The Bodhisattva Guide

The Bodhisattva Guide
Author: H.H. the Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 0834841282
ISBN 13: 9780834841284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Guide Book Review:

The Dalai Lama's indispensable commentary on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text--now in the Shambhala Pocket Library series. One of the most beloved of all Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a practical guide to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary on key sections of the text, the Dalai Lama shows how any of us can develop a truly “good heart,” and why aspiring toward the happiness and enlightenment of others is central to any genuinely spiritual path. His Holiness’s profound wisdom—the result of a lifetime of practice and study—shines brilliantly throughout this extraordinary book. This book was previously published with the title For the Benefit of All Beings.

Becoming Bodhisattvas

Becoming Bodhisattvas
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0834841665
ISBN 13: 9780834841666
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 Nectar of Manjushri s Speech

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech
Author: Kunzang Pelden
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-02-09
ISBN 10: 9780834822665
ISBN 13: 0834822660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech Book Review:

The Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by the eighth-century Indian master Shantideva, has occupied an important place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition throughout its history. It is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment through generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith instructions of his teacher Patrul Rinpoche, the celebrated author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher.

The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
Author: Asanga
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0834840200
ISBN 13: 9780834840201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment Book Review:

Ārya Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhūmi, or The Stage of a Bodhisattva, is the Mahāyāna tradition’s most comprehensive manual on the practice and training of bodhisattvas—by the author’s own account, a compilation of the full range of instructions contained in the entire collection of Mahāyāna sutras. A classic work of the Yogācāra school, it has been cherished in Tibet by all the historical Buddhist lineages as a primary source of instruction on bodhisattva ethics, vows, and practices, as well as for its summary of the ultimate goal of the bodhisattva path—supreme enlightenment. Despite the text’s seminal importance in the Tibetan traditions, it has remained unavailable in English except in fragments. Engle’s translation, made from the Sanskrit original with reference to the Tibetan translation and commentaries, will enable English readers to understand more fully and clearly what it means to be a bodhisattva and practitioner of the Mahāyāna tradition.

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion volume 2

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion  volume 2
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 0834828596
ISBN 13: 9780834828599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion volume 2 Book Review:

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. The second volume, The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion, presents the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana. At this point, having trained and seen the benefits of looking within, the student begins to shift their focus outward to the broader world. Formal entry into the mahayana occurs with taking the bodhisattva vow. Mahayana practitioners dedicate themselves to the service of all sentient beings, aspiring to save them from sorrow and confusion, and vowing to bring them to perfect liberation. This stage of the path emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom through the view and experience of emptiness, or shunyata, in which all phenomena are seen to be unbounded, completely open, ungraspable, and profound. From the ground of shunyata, compassionate activity is said to arise naturally and spontaneously. In addition to mindfulness and awareness, the mahayanist practices lojong, or "mind training," based on the cultivation of the paramitas, or "transcendent virtues": generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and prajna, or "knowledge." As a component of lojong, tonglen, or "sending and taking," is practiced in order to increase maitri, or loving-kindness. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include bodhichitta, skillful means, Buddha nature and basic goodness, Madhyamaka, the ten bhumis, the three kayas, and more.

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.

Practicing Wisdom

Practicing Wisdom
Author: Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 0861717481
ISBN 13: 9780861717484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Wisdom Book Review:

Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice. Shantideva says at the beginning of the final chapter of his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva's ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's Way by illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. These teachings, delivered in southern France in 1993, have been masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's primary translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

The Bodhisattva s Brain

The Bodhisattva s Brain
Author: Owen Flanagan,Owen J. Flanagan
Publsiher: Bradford Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0262525208
ISBN 13: 9780262525206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva s Brain Book Review:

Interested in "whether there is a useful and truthful philosophy in Buddhism, among the Buddhisms that is compatible with the rest of knowledge as it now exists and specifically ... whether Buddhism can be ... made compatible with a philosophy that is empirically responsible and that does not embrace the low epistemic standards that permit all manner of superstition and nonsense, sometimes moral evil as well ..." (p. xiii).

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.

Crucified Wisdom

Crucified Wisdom
Author: S. Mark Heim
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0823281256
ISBN 13: 9780823281251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucified Wisdom Book Review:

This work provides the first systematic discussion of the Bodhisattva path and its importance for constructive Christian theology. Crucified Wisdom examines specific Buddhist traditions, texts, and practices not as phenomena whose existence requires an apologetic justification but as wells of tested wisdom that invite theological insight. With the increasing participation of Christians in Buddhist practice, many are seeking a deeper understanding of the way the teachings of the two traditions might interface. Christ and the Bodhisattva are often compared superficially in Buddhist–Christian discussion. This text combines a rich exposition of the Bodhisattva path, using Śāntideva’s classic work the Bodicaryāvatāra and subsequent Tibetan commentators, with detailed reflection on its implications for Christian faith and practice. Author S. Mark Heim lays out root tensions constituted by basic Buddhist teachings on the one hand, and Christian teachings on the other, and the ways in which the Bodhisattva or Christ embody and resolve the resulting paradoxes in their respective traditions. An important contribution to the field of comparative theology in general and to the area of Buddhist–Christian studies in particular, Crucified Wisdom proposes that Christian theology can take direct instruction from Mahāyāna Buddhism in two respects: deepening its understanding of our creaturely nature through no-self insights, and revising its vision of divine immanence in dialogue with teachings of emptiness. Heim argues that Christians may affirm the importance of novelty in history, the enduring significance of human persons, and the Trinitarian reality of God, even as they learn to value less familiar, nondual dimensions of Christ’s incarnation, human redemption, and the divine life. Crucified Wisdom focuses on questions of reconciliation and atonement in Christian theology and explores the varying interpretations of the crucifixion of Jesus in Buddhist–Christian discussion. The Bodhisattva path is central for major contemporary Buddhist voices such as the Dalai Lama and Thích Nhât Hanh, who figure prominently as conversation partners in the text. This work will be of particular value for those interested in “dual belonging” in connection to these traditions.

Meaningful to Behold

Meaningful to Behold
Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9788120817272
ISBN 13: 8120817273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaningful to Behold Book Review:

A Bodhisattva is someone who has resolved to liberate all living beings from suffering by fulfilling his or her full spiritual potential. Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to make this wish effective in their daily life. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the great Buddhist classic, Guide to the Bodhisattva`a Way of Life, Geshe Kelsang shows how we can develop and maintain the supremely compassionate motivation of a Bodhisattva, and how we can then engage in the actual practices that provide the greatest benefit to others and lead to the attainment of full enlightenment.

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.

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.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 8184958056
ISBN 13: 9788184958058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meditate Book Review:

More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

The Path of Light

The Path of Light
Author: Śāntideva
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1909
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044004557146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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