Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Becoming Bodhisattvas” as Want to Read:
Becoming Bodhisattvas
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Becoming Bodhisattvas

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Best-selling American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön presents a friendly and encouraging guide to spiritual practice for all those who want to take up the path of the bodhisattva--one who aspires to live life with courage, generosity, patience, fearlessness, and compassion.

The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offeri
...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Shambhala Publications, Inc.
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Becoming Bodhisattvas, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Becoming Bodhisattvas

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-47
4.12  · 
Rating details
 ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Linsey Stevens
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A selection from Iphelia.com’s Editor’s Bookshelf review: I initially thought Becoming Bodhisattvas was a novel text written by Chödrön herself, but it’s actually a commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva, an eighth-century teaching by the Buddhist monk Shantideva. So, I literally stumbled into reading my first long-form Sanskrit verse, and thanks to Chödrön’s careful dissection and annotation of the ten-part text, I made it through—thinking and feeling a great deal along the way.

I appreciate t
...more
Charles Keatts
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this, it's wonderful and was originally published, as it says, as No Time To Lose.

It's a better title for sure but could be confusing if you already have this book.

I have read some sections many times over the years, not like her other books, more scholarly in a sense but certainly makes Shantideva easier to understand.
Tommy
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This isn't a book I feel I'll ever 'finish', per se. It's a book that Buddhists and aspiring Bodhisattvas can return to time and time again for wisdom and inspiration. Ani Pema Chodron dissects Shantideva's cherished "The Way of the Bodhisattva". Shantideva's classic is written in verse, as a personal meditation, outlining the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake. ...more
Beth
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a deep dive into The Way of the Bodhisattva, with Chodron expounding on each verse. Pretty interesting and inspiring if you already have an interest or background in Buddhism; if not, this probably won't be your cup of tea, as there's not a lot of "story" here. As usual, Chodron has a good writing style and a logical, easy-to-understand way of explaining complex concepts.

*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Erin
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A translation and commentary on a text written by Shantideva. Every time I picked this up I learned something new. For my having so little prior experience with this material, I was amazed at how Chodron's thoughtful commentary made this so accessible. Every page gave me something new to consider.
John
rated it really liked it
Jan 30, 2019
Irene
rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2019
Linda
rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2018
Elizabeth
rated it it was amazing
Mar 03, 2019
Julie Coffey
rated it liked it
Feb 11, 2019
Chippiya
rated it liked it
Mar 04, 2019
Shunyata
rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2018
Betty
rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2018
Matt Mund
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2019
Stephen Colon
rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2019
James Carr
rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2018
Meaghan Elam
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2019
Katarina
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2018
Kirstie
marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2018
E
marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2018
Bernie
marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2018
Frank
marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2018
Victoria Manning
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2018
Karen reading
marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2018
Christine Truebner
marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2018
Nathan
marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2018
Erin
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2018
Arie
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2018
Michelle
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2018
Jenifer
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2018
Proustitute
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2018
Julie
marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2018
Nicholas
marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2018
Cassie
marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2018
Luke
added it
Sep 26, 2018
Kat
added it
Sep 28, 2018
Melissa Taplin
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2018
Travis
marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2018
David Laurin
is currently reading it
Oct 24, 2018
jo ianni
marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2018
Jessie
marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2018
Veronica Cohen
marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2018
Nat
added it
Nov 12, 2018
Lana
marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2018
Ashley Newell
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2018
Kathleen Salisbury
marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2018
Danielle Shroyer
is currently reading it
Nov 30, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
2,569 followers
Ani Pema Chödrön (Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, closely associated with the Kagyu school and the Shambhala lineage.

She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three g
...more