Faces of Compassion - Praise

Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression — An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism


352 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9781614290148

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Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Gold Medal

“In his wonderful book Leighton animates the history of Buddhism and offers insight into human nature and contemporary culture.”—Turning Wheel

“What Leighton offers is the living tradition of Mahayana Buddhism: diverse, mysterious, vibrant, real.”—Journal of Buddhist Ethics

“Edifying and imaginative...A modern spiritual classic.”—Spirituality and Health

Faces of Compassion is a wonderful resource and source of guidance and teaching… an invaluable companion to our lives.”—Joan Halifax Roshi, Head Teacher, Upaya Institute

“Buddhist ideals embodied in flesh-and-blood people we can love, admire, and emulate-a sparkler among contemporary Buddhist writings.”—Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., author of Gratefulness the Heart of Prayer

“The lay reader will take from the book an appreciation for the complexity of Buddhist doctrine as well as a sense that bodhisattvas may well be living amongst us.”—ForeWord magazine

“Vigorous and inspiring, Faces of Compassion guides the reader into the awakening life within our contemporary world. An informative, useful, exhilarating work.”—Jane Hirshfield, author of Women in Praise of the Sacred

“A clear-as-a-bell introduction to Buddhist thought.”—Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center and author of Benedicts Dharma

“Taigen Dan Leighton has lovingly illumined still another dimension of the human condition.”—John Daishin Buksbazen, author of Zen Meditation in Plain English

“This is useful as a fine axe... the perfect antidote to today’s spiritual materialism.”—Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall