Brave, Generous, & Undefended: Heart Teachings on the 37 Bodhisattva Practices (Paperback)

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Brave, Generous, & Undefended is for all who desire freedom from confusion, self-absorption, and suffering. Rich with insight, humor, and fearless love, Barbara Du Bois's fresh, direct heart-teachings on the timeless 37 Bodhisattva Practices encourage and guide seekers and practitioners at all levels, in any spiritual tradition.
Composed in the 14th century by Tibetan teacher Tokme Zangpo, the 37 Bodhisattva Practices show clearly, and definitely, how to cultivate the expansive, freeing compassion and love that cut the tree of suffering at its root, for the benefit of others and ourselves. This is the way of the bodhisattva--one dedicated to the well-being, happiness, and liberation of all--and Brave, Generous, & Undefended is a profound teaching on living forth in ordinary life this highest of callings.
The author, Barbara DuBois, a contemporary Western Dharma teacher, brings her energetic, penetrating wisdom from the heart to Tokme Zangpo's classic text. The bodhisattva training contained in this book turn one's self-absorption inside out, revealing the good heart that seeks ultimate freedom--for all. As a longtime practitioner, familiar with the tricks of conditioned mind and what it is hiding from, Du Bois includes and embraces us as participants in these intimate, dynamic discussions that vividly demonstrate the transformational power of the bodhisattva intention. Readers may find that arrows of love and truth pierce their illusions of self and separation, showing how, in the ever-present union of absolute and relative, we already are what we aspire to become: embodiments of truth and love.

This profound yet practical book will inspire, support, guide, and invigorate beginning seekers and advanced practitioners in every tradition, as well as those without a formal spiritual focus or path. The author's Dharma training and wisdom, together with her psychological, phenomenological, and sociological perspectives, are uniquely angled to illumine our most evident and our most hidden dilemmas and confusions--as well as the gifts we bring to the path of awakening and to all our companions on the way. Her invitation to each of us: "...take what speaks to you and test it for yourself, contemplate and practice on it until you attain confidence, and then continue, for the benefit of all.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781942493884
ISBN-10: 1942493886
Publisher: Hohm Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English