Buddhism One Teacher, Many Traditions
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is a source of inspiration for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. He is the author of many important works, including Becoming Enlightened (La Voie vers l’éveil).
Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977. A graduate of UCLA, she has studied and practised Buddhism in Asia and in the West. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in eastern Washington State. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Buddhism for Beginners.
The diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings
The Dalai Lama incarnates his motto: ‘My religion is love and kindness’. With Buddhist nun Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, whose clear teachings on practising and applying Buddhism in daily life have been widely acclaimed, he maps out here the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism: the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
A learned, precise and clear exploration of the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings.
‘His Holiness and Thubten Chodron, with exceptional care and attention, have created a timely offering that is at once compelling and wise.’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living).
• An essential work by a world famous spiritual leader.
• An indispensable approach for anyone seeking a better understanding of how two great traditions, both inspired by one spiritual teacher, Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived in India 2500 years ago, nourished and enriched present-day Buddhism.
• An illuminating synthesis of Buddhism, one of the most influential religions of our time, and of its main practices and principles: the Four Nobel Truths, the practice of meditation, the development of altruistic love, the meaning of nirvana.
‘A precious gift to all who love the Dharma,’ Tulku Thondup, co-author of Boundless Healing.