No Time to Lose

Author: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590304242
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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 Beautiful Way of Life

Author: Rene Feusi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 161429206X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech

Author: Kunzang Pelden
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Nagarjuna s Guide to the Bodhisattva Path

Author: Arya Nagarjuna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935413028
Format: PDF
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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.

A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher

Author: Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300734
Format: PDF
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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
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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

The Bodhisattva Vow

Author: Geshe Sonam Rinchen
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559399821
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These teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explain the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it.

Shantideva s Guide to Awakening

Author: Yeshe Tobden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614294305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.