July 1, 2009 § Leave a comment
At Nyunge Retreat, with Garchen Rinpoche, we chanted the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva as part of morning opening prayers. The text is very much at the core of Gar Rinpoche’s teachings. After inquiring about the Tibetan text for the book, I found this amazing edition being offered on the web. It has the Tibetan and English texts, on facing pages. It is absolutely beautiful, a treasure for study and daily practice.
Here’s the description from the website:
“A collection of the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, the Prayer for Excellent Conduct, opening prayers and prayers of dedication. A commentary by Kyabje Pema Norbu Rinpoche on the Prayer for Excellent Conduct is also included. The text is beautifully presented as a pocket-sized manual, with a deep brown cover decorated in gold calligraphy, gilt-edged pages and a gold ribbon bookmark. This convenient volume will be an excellent companion to accompany those in bodhisattva training wherever they go, a constant reminder of the fundamentals of the buddhist path.”
The publisher is Vimala. The webpage for the book is: http://vimalatreasures.org/path-of-the-bodhisattva.aspx
In no way am I being paid to post this here, nor am I associated with the publisher in any way other than having just received a copy of the book myself. I’m just happy to share with you the opportunity to order this beautiful book. The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva has been a cornerstone of my life for many years, and I know I will treasure this new edition for many years to come.