Bodhisattvas, or 'Enlightenment Beings', are dedicated to one thing: helping ordinary people on the path towards Enlightenment. The bodhisattvas kw that they are t alone; they are t apart from the rest of life. Seeking Enlightenment for themselves alone can never satisfy as they witness the suffering that is all around them. Their vision is to work endlessly in the service of living beings, helping them to achieve Enlightenment. This Guide introduces a paply of figures, superheroes all, brilliant and beautiful, from the vast array that exists in the Buddhist tradition. Meet Tara, the rescuer, Manjusri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, among others.
A much published and well-respected Buddhist author, meditator and teacher, Vessantara (Tony McMahon) is a senior member of the Western Buddhist Order. He holds a particular love for Tibetan Buddhism and his known particularly as an effective storyteller.