FACES OF COMPASSION: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expressions by Taigen Daniel Leighton, fore. by Joan Halifax
Traces the history of the Bodhisattva ideal within the Buddhist tradition and examines the exemplars of this tradition both ancient and modern. In exploring the universal ideal of the Bodhisattva tradition, he shows its relevance as a model for society.
FOUR ILLUSIONS, Candrakirti's Advice for Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path by Karen Lang
This book provides the first English translation of Candrakirti's commentary (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on four illusions that prevent people from becoming Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the clarity of Candrakirti's arguments and the lively humor of the stories and examples he uses. Lang's introduction explores the range of Candrakirti's interests in religion, philosophy, psychology, politics, and erotic poetry.
BODHICARYAVATARA: A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening by Shantideva, trans. by Kate Crosby & Andrew Skilton
Written in India in the early eighth century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which has inspired Buddhists from his time to the present.
THE 37 PRACTICES OF BODHISATTVAS by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, trans. & ed. by Ruth Sonam
"Rinchen makes the meaning and the demanding character of the Bodhisattva ideal realistic for the contemporary reader. Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led." --Library Journal
The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas summarize the Mahayana path to perfection. Recognizing their true potential and letting go of everything which could hinder them on their spiritual journey, Bodhisattvas entrust themselves to the path taught by the Buddha. Resisting disturbing emotions, they learn to respond to difficult situations in a constructive way. A wonderful, lucid explanation of how you can come to cherish living beings as the source of all happiness and will ultimately be able to work solely for the good of all.
Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Thogme
These verses have come to represent one of the most well-known and pratical guides to the mahayana path written by a Tibean master. They are easy to understand, in an accessible style, and yet they contain all the key points of the vast and profound mahayana teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, beginning with taking refuge, relative and absolute bodhicitta, the six paramitas, and up to instructions on the nature of the mind., from introduction by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
THIRTY-SEVEN PRACTICES OF ALL BUDDHA'S SONS by Thogme Zangpo
Bi-langual, Tibetan with English translation, pocket book.
The thirty-seven practices of a Bodhisattva by Zangpo repeats the revered practices for someone training in the ways of a Bodhisattva to improve thier practices of compassion.
Entering the Path of Enlightenment: The Bodhicaryavatara of the Buddhist Poet Shantideva by Santideva / Matics, M.L.
Entering the Path of Enlightenment contains the first complete English translation of the Sanskrit Bodhicaryavatara of the Buddhist poet Shantideva. In this beautiful and moving classic of Mahayana Buddhism, Santideva, a monk living in Nalanda in the early eighth century A.D., describes the Bodhisattva Vow, the promise of heroic beings to strive for Nirvana, but to postpone full entrance into the Realm of Absolute until every other sentient creature also attains the bliss of Enlightenment. This classic of mahayana Buddhism has often been compared to both the Dhammapada of Hinayana Buddhism and The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis.
For the sake of the student and laymen as well as the specialist and scholar, the book is divided into three parts: a guide, the translation, and the appendices. The guide, which comprises more than half the book, explains and interprets the bodhicaryavatara, placing it in the framework of developing Buddhist thought, and discusses the rise of Madhyamika Buddhism, of which Santideva was a disciple. The appendices contain abbreviations used in the text; notes and references for the guide and translation; a bibliography of primary and secondary sources; and an extensive glossary of selected terms from the guide and the translation.
BECOMING A CHILD OF THE BUDDHAS: A Simple Clarification of the Root Verses of Seven Point Mind Training by Gomo Tulku
The real reason behind all our problem is that we have not been taking care of our own mind, declares Gomo tulku in this book about Tibetan Buddist mind traning ( lo jong). He shows us how the three mental poisons of attachment, hatred, and ignorance dominate our thinking and behavior even in the most subtle of ways. Through his commentary on a famous ancient text, he shows us how to look inward for the causes and cures of daily hardship and adversity.
NO TIME TO LOSE: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chodron
This fresh, encouraging guide to how to become a spiritual warrior is an in-depth commentary on one of the most essential Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva. Written by the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart, this wonderful book is full of practical exercises and examples from everyday life that will help you to better understand and live the bodhisattva way.