No Time to Lose

A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590304242
Category: Religion
Page: 386
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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 Nectar of Manjushri's Speech

A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Kunzang Pelden
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822665
Category: Religion
Page: 512
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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 Beautiful Way of Life

A Meditation on Shantideva's Bodhisattva Path
Author: Rene Feusi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 161429206X
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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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.

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life


Author: Santideva
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398022
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'--Library Journal

A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher


Author: Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang,Ṅag-dbaṅ-dpal-bzaṅ (Mkhan-po)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300734
Category: Religion
Page: 357
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This guide provides readers with the theoretical background that is an essential foundation for studying and practicing with Patrol Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher. The author of the guide examines the role of the teacher in Tibetan Buddhist practice and relates the stages of the path to the Buddha's teachings on the Four Noble Truths, bringing it into perspective with an interesting overview. And, starting with a general introduction on how to approach the teachings, he goes through the original book chapter by chapter, filling in the background and putting each subject into greater perspective. Here are a few examples: - In the original text, Patrul encourages readers to have confidence in the "Three Jewels"; the guide gives a detailed description of what the Three Jewels are. - Patrul stresses the importance of transcendent wisdom; the guide provides an introduction to Madhyamika philosophy, which is the basis of transcendent wisdom. - Patrul describes the importance of the sincerity of the student's Vajrasattva practice; the guide explains why this practice is so important and it lists the actions and karmic patterns that are addressed by the practice. - Patrul describes the Buddhist cosmology with a startling vision of the universe that encourages the reader to open his or her usual notions

Transcendent Wisdom


Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559397834
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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The ninth chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva requires a book in itself.... I refer you to the excellent explanation in the introduction to the Padmakara translation of The Way of the Bodhisattva, and to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's book Transcendent Wisdom [from Snow Lion Publications].-Pema Chouml;drouml;n, author of How to Meditate

Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path


Author: Arya Nagarjuna,Bhikshu Vasitva,Bhikshu Dharmamitra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935413028
Category: Religion
Page: 203
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This text is a translation of The Bodhisambhara Shastra ("Treatise on the Provisions for Enlightenment"), written by Arya Nagarjuna, the early Indian monk (ca 2nd c.) who is one of the most famous figures in the history of Indian Mahayana Buddhism. This work describes the essential prerequisites for achieving the complete enlightenment of a buddha while also describing the most important practices to be undertaken by bodhisattvas. The text is accompanied here by an abridged version of its only commentary, originally written by the early Indian Bhikshu Vasitva, a monk who lived sometime in the middle or first half of the first millennium. This volume includes facing-page source text for the stanzas in both traditional and simplified scripts. Abridgement, notes, and translation by the American monk, Bhikshu Dharmamitra, a translator of numerous classic works from the Indian and Chinese Buddhist traditions.

Shantideva's Guide to Awakening

A Commentary on the Bodhicharyavatara
Author: Yeshe Tobden,Fiorella Rizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614294305
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. Shantideva was a seventhcentury Buddhist master who taught at the great monastic university of Nalanda. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, the Bodhicharyavatara outlines the path of the bodhisattvasthose who renounce the peace of their own salvation, vowing instead to attain enlightenment for the sake of all others. The Dalai Lama once remarked that his own understanding of the bodhisattva path is based entirely upon Shantideva's text. Expounded by an accomplished scholar and deeply realized meditator, Shantideva's Guide to Awakening is a resource for a lifetime of study. Chapter by chapter and verse by verse, it maps the Bodhicharyavatara, helping us to deepen our understanding of its teachings and apply them to our lives.

Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva


Author: Chokyi Dragpa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 161429318X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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A unique presentation of the Buddhist path by Chökyi Dragpa, the foremost Gelug disciple of the famed nineteenth-century Tibetan master Patrul Rinpoche. Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva's quotations and direct instructions from realized sages of the past reinforce one another, subtly penetrating the mind and preparing it for meditation. This book, while fully accessible to newcomers, is especially powerful for serious, established practitioners. Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva was previous published under the title Uniting Wisdom and Compassion.

The Path to Awakening

How Buddhism's Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness
Author: Shamar Rinpoche
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480481343
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 197
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Mind Training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background. Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being. It has the power to transform even egotistical self-clinging into selflessness. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening. In The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche gives his own detailed commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s Seven Points of Mind Training, a text that has been used for transformative practice in Tibetan Buddhism for close to a thousand years. Clear, accessible, and yet profound, this book is filled with practical wisdom, philosophy, and meditation instructions.

No Time to Lose

A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821101
Category: Religion
Page: 408
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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."

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Tokme Zangpo's Classic 14th Century Guide for Travellers on the Path to Enlightenment
Author: David Tuffley
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461032762
Category: Philosophy
Page: 44
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Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is an ancient text written in the 14th Century BCE by Tokme Zangpo, a Buddhist monk and scholar who was born in Puljung, south west of the Sakya Monastery in Tibet. Thirty-seven Practices seeks to make clear the day-to-day behavior of a Bodhisattva (an nlightened being on their way to attaining full Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings). It serves as a practical guide for those people seeking to travel the path of enlightenment. Though short in length, a person could spend a lifetime perfecting the practices. The work can be seen as a companion to Santideva's classic work the Bodhicaryavatara. While there are English translations of this text, they are a little difficult to understand for many readers living in the 21st Century. The mode of expression and the figures of speech are the product of that far-off time. This book faithfully re-expresses in modern day language the underlying message of the original text. Every effort has been made to preserve the underlying spirit of the message. This work respects the beauty of the original text, yet it brings the even greater beauty of the underlying message to a whole new audience in the modern world who might otherwise find the original text less than easy to fully understand. If you are embarking on the path to nlightenment, or just curious, this little book could be just the change agent you have been looking for. It is said to be one of the Dalai Lama's favorite texts.

Shantideva

How to Wake Up a Hero
Author: Dominique Townsend
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290709
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Readers of all ages will enjoy this retelling of a beloved spiritual classic. Playfully illustrated in traditional Tibetan style, the story of the monk Shantideva frames his inspiring lessons on the way of the bodhisattva superhero. Shantideva: How to Wake Up a Hero is the retelling of Shantideva’s teachings before a surprised audience, who had thought he was useless and could only eat, sleep, and poop. Leading his listeners into a superhero training of different kind, he reveals the secret to perfect bravery and unbounded compassion and shows how anyone can develop them. You don’t need super-strength or magical powers, he says. You just need compassion and wisdom. A dozen illustrations painted in traditional Tibetan style draw in readers to this work that will be treasured not only by Buddhist families but by anyone who aspires to become more kind and wise.

For the Benefit of All Beings

A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824119
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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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.

The Training Anthology of Santideva

A Translation of the Siksa-samuccaya
Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199391378
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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The Training Anthology--or Siksa-samuccaya--is a collection of quotations from Buddhist sutras with illuminating and insightful commentary by the eighth-century North Indian master Santideva. Best known for his philosophical poem, the Bodhicaryavatara, Santideva (or Shantideva) has been a vital source of spiritual guidance and literary inspiration to Tibetan teachers and students throughout the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Charles Goodman offers a translation of this major work of religious literature, in which Santideva has extracted, from the vast ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a large number of passages of exceptional value, either for their practical relevance, philosophical illumination, or aesthetic beauty. The Training Anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the Mahayana path to Awakening and gives scholars an invaluable window into the religious doctrines, ethical commitments, and everyday life of Buddhist monks in India during the first millennium CE.

For the Benefit of All Beings

A Commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: N.A
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590306932
Category: Religion
Page: 141
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The Dalai Lama presents a detailed manual of practical Buddhist philosophy through the religion's best known text the Way of the Bodhisattva, illuminating its message of putting others before oneself, and discussing how anyone can develop a “good heart.” Original.

Nagarjuna's Middle Way

Mulamadhyamakakarika
Author: Mark Siderits,Shoryu Katsura
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 161429061X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
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Winner of the 2014 Khyenste Foundation Translation Prize. Nagarjuna's renowned twenty-seven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika) is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. It is the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of emptiness. Professors Siderits and Katsura prepared this translation using the four surviving Indian commentaries in an attempt to reconstruct an interpretation of its enigmatic verses that adheres as closely as possible to that of its earliest proponents. Each verse is accompanied by concise, lively exposition by the authors conveying the explanations of the Indian commentators. The result is a translation that balances the demands for fidelity and accessibility.

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior


Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821200
Category: Religion
Page: 216
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There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than twenty years.

The Life of Buddhism


Author: Frank Reynolds,Jason A. Carbine
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520223370
Category: Religion
Page: 230
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Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.