The Bodhisattva Vow: A Sourcebook
The Bodhisattva Vow: A Sourcebook is a compilation of commentaries and traditional text excerpts on the Buddhist Bodhisattva Vow by various teachers including Chögyam Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham, Thrangu Rinpoche, and Shantideva, among others. A valuable resource for both those preparing to take the vow, and for teachers of Buddhism.
"We call a bodhisattva ...a 'warrior' becau...more
Paperback, 87 pages
Published November 14th 2005 by Vajradhatu Publications
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Very clear introduction to the act, practice and meaning of taking the bodhisattva vow. Introduces all relevant concepts e.g. relative and absolute bodhichitta, aspiring and entering etc; includes a chapter on arousing bodhichitta. Chapters by Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham, Gampopo, Patrul Rinpoche and Shantidevi. Short yet full, digestible read.
Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཆོས་ རྒྱམ་ དྲུང་པ་ Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa) was a Buddhist meditation master, scholar, teacher, poet, and artist. He was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus of the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also trained in the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four schools, and was an adherent of the rimay or "non-sectarian" movement...moreMore about Chögyam Trungpa...