Faces of Compassion Faces of Compassion

Faces of Compassion

Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression — An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

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Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings.

Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2012
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wisdom Publications
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
11.5
MB

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