Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression

Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression by Taigen Dan Leighton, Joan Halifax

Title: Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression
Author: Taigen Dan Leighton, Joan Halifax
ISBN10: 0861713338
ISBN13: 978-0861713332
Publisher: Wisdom Publications; Revised edition (June 15, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: World
Size PDF: 1884 kb
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Rating: 4.2/5
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Pages: 320 pages
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Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression by Taigen Dan Leighton, Joan Halifax


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This wonderful book could also be artly titled "An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism." From Ali to Gandhi, Dylan to Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Theresa, 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. Zen teacher and scholar Taigen Dan Leighton takes us through the ages to meet the people who have shaped history and society with their compassion and wisdom. Faces of Compassion emphasizes the universality of spiritual ideals, and the power each of us has to change our world.