Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

Category: Book
By (author): Dragpa, Chokyi
Translated By: Koppl, Heidi I.
Introduction By: Nyima
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist
  RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
  RELIGION / Buddhism / Rituals & Practice
  RELIGION / Buddhism / Tibetan
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Published: July 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"Heidi Koppl has emerged as a new and lyrical voice in Dharma translation; Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva offers practitioners powerful insights into the path of the bodhisattva."
Review Quote*"Chokyi Dragpa has compiled a wonderful array of sayings from the Kadampa geshes that make this an encyclopedic treasury of Kadampa wisdom. Many translators have difficulty with the archaic Tibetan vocabulary of the early Kadampas, but Heidi Koppl's translation is both extremely careful and very readable. She consulted closely on the translation with several of the leading Tibetan scholars in Nepal over several years, and is an extremely talented translator and scholar in her own right."
Review Quote*"A fundamental Mahayana teaching, a gold mine of pragmatic instructions and quotes that provide profound food for thought."
Review Quote*"The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, composed by the illustrious spiritual master Gyalse Togme, presents profound instructions meant for practical application. The lucid and highly readable commentary by Chokyi Dragpa reveals, with utter clarity, the unity of wisdom and compassion that is at the very heart of the Great Vehicle."
Biographical NoteChokyi 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.