The Way of the Bodhisattva
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The Way of the Bodhisattva


  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781590306147


The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

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....

The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva


  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Mahayana Buddhism
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004096607


The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

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 classi...

The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva


  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781590304785


The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharya vata ra) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. 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 book and audio-CD edition offers a new way to encounter the beauty and profundity of Shantideva's verses. Included is a complete reading of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Wulstan Fletcher, one of the members of the Padmakra Translation Group. A sixty-four-page booklet is also ...

No Time to Lose
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No Time to Lose


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0834821109


No Time to Lose Book Description :

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 k...

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life


  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Bodhisattva stages (Mahayana Buddhism)
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  • ISBN 10 : 8185102597


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

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 Bodhisattva Guide

The Bodhisattva Guide


  • Author : H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834841284


The Bodhisattva Guide Book Description :

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....

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech
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The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech


  • Author : Kunzang Pelden
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0834822660


The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech Book Description :

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....

Becoming Bodhisattvas

Becoming Bodhisattvas


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834841666


Becoming Bodhisattvas Book Description :

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 t...

For the Benefit of All Beings

For the Benefit of All Beings


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834824116


For the Benefit of All Beings Book Description :

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 : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004-06-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861711826


Practicing Wisdom Book Description :

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....