In her previous books, Pema Chödrön offered the compelling vision of becoming a “spiritual warrior” — cultivating compassion, courage, and wisdom under all circumstances. Her vision of enlightened living has resonated strongly with readers from many backgrounds, resulting in cumulative sales of more than a million copies. Here, she goes beyond introducing and inspiring readers to showing them exactly how they can each become a bodhisattva, or one who exemplifies kindness, caring, and fearlessness.
In this book, Pema presents the time-tested spiritual program that guides her own life. No Time to Lose is a commentary on the core Buddhist text The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), written in the eighth century by the Indian Buddhist sage Shantideva. This text outlines a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva. Drawing on examples from everyday life, Pema’s fresh and accessible commentary shows us how this timeless spiritual path is open and available to all of us.