9781614290148-1614290148-Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression ― An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression ― An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

ISBN-13: 9781614290148
ISBN-10: 1614290148
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Leighton, Taigen Dan
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781614290148
ISBN-10: 1614290148
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Leighton, Taigen Dan
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leighton, Taigen Dan wrote Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression ― An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism comprising 352 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1614290148 and 9781614290148. Since then Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression ― An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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2013 Nautilus Book Award — Gold Medal in Religion/Spirituality — Eastern

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.

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