By Taigen Dan Leighton, Joan Halifax Roshi
Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're no longer otherworldly gods with superhuman traits yet shining examples of our personal optimum power. Archetypes of knowledge and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are robust and compelling photographs of awakening. pupil and Zen instructor Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most crucial of those archetypal figures, bringing them alive as mental and religious wellsprings.
Emphasizing the universality of religious principles, Leighton reveals features of bodhisattvas expressed in quite a few favourite sleek personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to mom Teresa. This version incorporates a revised and increased advent that frames the ebook as a intriguing and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's up-to-date all through to make it of extra use to students and an ideal spouse to survey classes of global religions or a 200-level path on Buddhism.