• Title: Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression
  • Author: Taigen Dan Leighton Joan Halifax
  • ISBN: 9780861713332
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faces of Compassion Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression This wonderful book could also be artly titled An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism From Ali to Gandhi Dylan to Thoreau and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Theresa Faces of Compassion introduces us t
    This wonderful book could also be artly titled An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism From Ali to Gandhi, Dylan to Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Theresa, Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore They re not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities, but shining examples of our own highest potential Zen teaThis wonderful book could also be artly titled An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism From Ali to Gandhi, Dylan to Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Theresa, Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore They re not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities, but shining examples of our own highest potential Zen teacher and scholar Taigen Dan Leighton takes us through the ages to meet the people who have shaped history and society with their compassion and wisdom Faces of Compassion emphasizes the universality of spiritual ideals, and the power each of us has to change our world.

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    1. Religious art’s purpose is, obviously, religious. Faces of Compassion, by Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton approaches iconography from this direction, and moves from the often distanced, scientific approach to images commonly found in volumes on Buddhist art to engaging directly the religious efficacy of observing and using images. Images in Buddhist art are a means, not an end. His approach is fresh, and of great usefulness to modern readers: by seeking for archetypes in real, familiar, modern [...]

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