The Way of the Bodhisattva

Version: Unabridged
Author: Shantideva
Narrator: Wulstan Fletcher
Genres: Buddhism
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Published In: September 2008
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, Shantideva's "Way of the Bodhisattva" is a guide for anyone seeking to cultivate the mind of enlightenment and the qualities of love, compassion, patience, and generosity. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines 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. This audio edition offers a new way to encounter the beauty and profundity of Shantideva's verses, which are read by Wulstan Fletcher, a member of the Padmakara Translation Group.

Author Details

Author Details

, Shantideva

Shantideva was a scholar in the eighth century from the monastic university Nalanda, one of the most celebrated centers of learning in ancient India. According to legend, Shantideva was greatly inspired by the celestial bodhisattva Manjushri, from whom he secretly received teachings and great insights. Yet as far as the other monks could tell, there was nothing special about Shantideva. In fact, he seemed to do nothing but eat and sleep. In an attempt to embarrass him, the monks forced Shantideva's hand by convincing him to publicly expound on the scriptures. To the amazement of all in attenda