Illuminating the Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/14/2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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A unique presentation of the Buddhist path by Chökyi Dragpa, the foremost Gelug disciple of the famed nineteenth-century Tibetan master Patrul Rinpoche.

Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva's quotations and direct instructions from realized sages of the past reinforce one another, subtly penetrating the mind and preparing it for meditation. This book, while fully accessible to newcomers, is especially powerful for serious, established practitioners.

Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva was previous published under the title Uniting Wisdom and Compassion.

Author Biography

Chokyi Dragpa was a student of the illustrious master Patrul Rinpoche, a central figure in nineteenth-century Tibet.

Heidi I. Koppl has translated for Tibetan lamas in Kathmandu for many years and has a degree in Tibetology from the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of Establishing Appearances as Divine: Rongzom Chozang on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is the abbot of one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, with over 250 monks. He was born in 1951 in Tibet and fled that country with his family when he was eight years old. He trained in Sikkim, then founded his monastery near Kathmandu in 1976. He has focused on making authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings available to Westerners. He has authored six books, and he regularly visits and teaches at retreat centers in many countries, including his North American retreat center in California, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde.

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