The Beautiful Way of Life: A Meditation on Shantideva's Bodhisattva Path

The Beautiful Way of Life: A Meditation on Shantideva's Bodhisattva Path

by Rene Feusi


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Enter into the presence of a wise Buddhist master through this modern distillation of a spiritual classic.

The most enduring and widely read spiritual work to emerge from Buddhism's classical age in India is surely Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life. Among its many fans is the Dalai Lama, who quotes from it frequently. Here much-loved monk and meditator Rene Feusi distills Shantideva's masterpiece verse by verse. Reflecting both the lyricism of the original verses and their wealth of inspiring reflections on the virtues to be cultivated by bodhisattvas, The Beautiful Way of Life is a brilliant condensation of a masterpiece and a lucid entryway into timeless insights. Feusi also provides tips for using the verses in a series of guided contemplations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614291893
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ordained by the Dalai Lama more than thirty years ago, Swiss monk Rene Feusi has studied with some of the greatest scholars and inspiring lamas in the Tibetan diaspora. He has also performed numerous extensive retreats, including a two-and-a-half-year seclusion focused on developing mental stability. He has led large Buddhist events in Europe, Asia, and North America, and he has students worldwide. The resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute in the Santa Cruz mountains from 2001 to 2007, he now splits his time equally between teaching and retreat. He lives in Tonasket, WA.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Excellence of Bodhichitta 1

2 Confession 7

3 Committing to Bodhichitta 15

4 Attending to Bodhichitta 19

5 Mindfulness 27

6 Patience 37

7 Joyous Perseverance 53

8 Meditative Concentration 61

9 Wisdom 83

10 Dedication 125

Meditations 133

About the Author 141

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