A Guide to the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
- Snow Lion08/11/2020Pages: 312Size: 6 x 9ISBN: 9781559394918Details
In short, in whatever you are doing,
To always, with mindfulness and attentiveness,
Ask yourself, “What is the state of my mind?”
And accomplish the benefit of others is the practice of a bodhisattva.
Who are bodhisattvas and what do they practice? In the fourteenth century, the Tibetan Buddhist master Gyalse Tokmé Zangpo answered these questions in a now classic teaching called the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. This text, consisting of inspiring verses distilling the entire Mahayana path of compassion, continues to inspire modern-day Buddhist masters, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
One of the most important commentaries on the Thirty-Seven Practices is by the twentieth-century master Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu, known as the Buddha of Dza Rongphu, and is translated here along with associated meditation instructions for the first time. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who requested this translation by Christopher Stagg, provides an informative overview to the history of the text and commentary, introducing the reader to the world of one of Tibet’s most widely studied texts.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart or
Author BioCHRISTOPHER STAGG (1977–2018) trained under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and was a beloved translator and Buddhist teacher for Nalandabodhi International. He previously translated The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.DZATRUL NGAWANG TENZIN NORBU (1867–1940/42) was an accomplished Tibetan Buddhist master who founded a monastery on the northern slopes of Mount Everest where he lived. He was the primary teacher of the late Trulshik Rinpoche, a teacher of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and the former head of the Tibetan Nyingma lineage. He is especially known for his insightful commentaries on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva.Praise
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"The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is an essential text for anyone who wishes to develop loving-kindness, compassion, and bodhichitta. Pairing this new translation with Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu’s extensive guide makes this an invaluable book for all who want to study mind training." —Khenchen Thrangu RinpocheSelected Reader Reviews