Cultivating the Path of the Bodhisattva
“David Pascale, an artist with vivid, subtle skill, has here given the world, in accessible form, the most precious information in the universe: the way we can free ourselves.”
Eric Kolvig, PhD. – Vipassana teacher
One definition of a bodhisattva is “an awakening being.” As such we are all bodhisattvas. May you find these cards helpful in cultivating your own personal path of liberation, the path of the bodhisattva.
As Eric goes on to say: “Familiarize yourself with this information, then put it into practice, and then enjoy the sure heart’s release.”
These are 52 lovingly illustrated cards in English and Pali, the earliest language of the Buddha’s teaching. This deck of cards is a handy reference and reminder of the basic concepts at the heart of Buddhist practice, regardless of any particular lineage. In the navigation bar at the top of the page you may click on the set that interests you to see samples of the cards and a simple explanation of the concept. Or simply click on the link below.
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These cards may be used in many different ways, “skillful means” being limited only by the imagination of the “player.” Pick a card to contemplate or reflect on; use them to deepen concentration; to learn some Pali; or to have fun playing “Go Seek.” SUGGESTIONS FOR USE are included with each deck as well as provided on the navigation bar. Thanks for stopping by. May you be truly happy.
The Buddha image throughout this website and on the backs of all the cards is taken from a marble statue that is with me in my home. It comes from Burma and is about 140 years old. It is a wonderful presence in my living room, smiling serenely, radiating peace.
“Everything is perfect but there is a lot of room for improvement.” Shunryu Suzuki-roshi