Traveling the Path of Compassion

Known for his clear and direct teaching style, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa radiates the brilliance of his heritage, evidenced here in his commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, which connects this revered text with our daily lives and our deepest aspirations.

Traveling the Path of Compassion: A Commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, translated by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Michele Martin

May 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934608-06-7
5.5 x 8.5 in., 128 pages

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The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is one of the most beloved texts in Tibet. Rich in imagery, it distills the essentials for practice into a few pages and gives them into our hands. Its author, Ngülchu Thogme Zangpo, was a great scholar and a practitioner of the utmost simplicity. This blend of depth and openness is continued in the commentary by His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa. His language is not academic and yet the topics discussed cover the perennial questions of scholars and practitioners alike. With the fresh glance of his youth, he is able to find the key point of each verse and make it relevant to where we are today. The Karmapa also draws on personal experience, reaching out to the reader with stories from his own life to illuminate many of the points he is making.

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