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Bodhisattva archetypes : classic Buddhist guides to awakening and their modern expression

Author: Taigen Daniel Leighton
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Arkana, 1998.
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"Explaining the psychology of Bodhisattva practice, imagery, and imagination, Bodhisattva Archetypes identifies a number of archetypal figures - beings dedicated to the universal awakening or enlightenment of everyone. With entertaining folklore of the Bodhisattva tradition - and numerous depictions of its iconography and sacred sites - Taigen Daniel Leighton introduces readers to recognizable Bodhisattva archetypes  Read more...
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Leighton, Taigen Daniel.
Bodhisattva archetypes.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Arkana, 1998
(OCoLC)988859789
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taigen Daniel Leighton
ISBN: 0140195564 9780140195569
OCLC Number: 37211178
Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The Bodhisattva Ideal: Benefiting Beings --
2. Mahayana History: Major Sutras and Schools --
3. The Ten Transcendent Practices --
4. Shakyamuni as Bodhisattva: The Long Path to the Bodhi Tree --
5. Manjushri: Prince of Wisdom --
6. Samantabhadra: Functioning in the World --
7. Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin, Kannon): Heart of Compassion --
8. Kshitigarbha (Jizo): Monk as Earth Mother --
9. Maitreya: Bodhisattva as Future Buddha --
10. Vimalakirti: The Thunderous Silence of the Unsurpassed Layman --
11. Beyond the Archetypal: Sustained Awakening --
Bodhisattva Archetypes Chart.
Responsibility: Taigen Daniel Leighton.

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"Explaining the psychology of Bodhisattva practice, imagery, and imagination, Bodhisattva Archetypes identifies a number of archetypal figures - beings dedicated to the universal awakening or enlightenment of everyone. With entertaining folklore of the Bodhisattva tradition - and numerous depictions of its iconography and sacred sites - Taigen Daniel Leighton introduces readers to recognizable Bodhisattva archetypes like Maitreya the future Buddha or Avalokiteshvara (often depicted as Guanyin, the Chinese "Goddess of Mercy"), as well as contemporary figures who exemplify Bodhisattva ideals, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau."--Jacket.

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