The great Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it has inspired many of the Mahayana tradition’s greatest teachers—and despite its antiquity, it remains a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. Among its most essential teachings are the core Buddhist practices of the bodhisattva warrior: cultivating confidence, joyfulness, and compassion. Pema Chödrön here invites you to journey more deeply into this way of life, presenting Shantideva’s text verse-by-verse and offering both illuminating stories and practical exercises to enrich the text and bring its teachings to life in our own time.
About the Author
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.
“No Time to Lose represents the fruition of Chödrön’s years of practice and study: a traditional commentary in which passages from The Way of the Bodhisattva are interspersed with her ever-approachable and pithy instructions for daily life.”—Parabola
“In this ambitious and profound work, Chödrön hits high stride, creating a wide-ranging, accessible, and soul-stirring commentary on the classic Buddhist text The Way of the Bodhisattva.”—Spirituality and Health
“Narrator Joanna Rotté is a student of Buddhism and puts her experience to good use here, capturing crucial nuances of the text and clearly presenting them to listeners. Rotté’s performance projects calm, but possesses enough energy to convey the author’s calls to action, as well as a motherly tone that evokes nurturing and balance.”—Publishers Weekly