FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Building Sangha

By Alexbeard on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 16:37

Building Sangha

By Alexbeard on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 16:37

At the edge of the English North Sea, Scarborough can be a dark and isolated place in the Winter. This means that the routes to York and surrounding areas often become impassable for a few months of the year.

The York Sangha and Chair, Shakyapada, acknowledged that there was a spirit and level of engagement in Scarborough that deserved to be met without the requirement of lengthy and potentially...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

'First Aid Kit For The Mind' Book Launch

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 14:27

'First Aid Kit For The Mind' Book Launch

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 14:27

Watch the launch video

Don’t miss our live book launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind on Zoom! Join us for an engaging session with Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason John in conversation with Candradasa, scheduled for 7 PM (UK) on May 15th

Other time zones: 11am USA PST | 2pm USA EST | 8pm Europe (CET) | 11:30pm India | 4am Australia (AEST) | 6am New Zealand (NZST)

Join us on Zoom

This one-hour...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Now Available - 'First Aid Kit For The Mind' by Vimalasara.

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 14:18

Now Available - 'First Aid Kit For The Mind' by Vimalasara.

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 9 May, 2024 - 14:18

We are glad to announce that Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John’s highly anticipated pocketbook, First Aid Kit for the Mind: Breaking the Cycle of Habitual Behaviours, is now available! This concise guide is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand and overcome habitual behaviours through the application of trauma-informed mindfulness techniques.

First Aid Kit for the Mind offers a straightforward approach to handling the challenging moments life often presents. It is packed with guided meditations, reflective exercises, and easy-to-adopt practices that help...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Our latest podcast episode with Vimalasara

By Windhorse Publi... on Sun, 28 Apr, 2024 - 09:00

Our latest podcast episode with Vimalasara

By Windhorse Publi... on Sun, 28 Apr, 2024 - 09:00

In this latest episode of our podcast, host Dhammamegha sits down with the award-winning author and speaker, Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason John, to discuss their upcoming release, First Aid Kit for the Mind: Breaking the Cycle of Habitual Behaviours. This insightful pocketbook promises to be an indispensable guide for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of trauma, addiction recovery, and mindfulness.

In this episode, Vimalasara talks about their life and writing, and the deep well of their personal and professional experience...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: This Fresh Existence by Cindi Rasicot

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 10 Apr, 2024 - 19:00

Out now: This Fresh Existence by Cindi Rasicot

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 10 Apr, 2024 - 19:00

We’re delighted to announce the release of This Fresh Existence by Cindy Rasicot.

Within its pages lies the compelling story of Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, Thailand’s first fully ordained Theravada Buddhist nun, a figure of resilience, and an emblem of spiritual dedication.

Why read This Fresh Existence?

Inspiring journey: The book chronicles the life of Venerable Dhammananda, documenting her transition from a scholar and mother to becoming the first Thai woman to receive full bhikkhuni ordination in the Theravada...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Working with Doubt and Limiting Habits

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Mar, 2024 - 19:00

Working with Doubt and Limiting Habits

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Mar, 2024 - 19:00

Things are buzzing at the publishing house. We’re in the final stretch, putting the finishing touches on covers, endorsements, proofreading, printing, and marketing for two exciting books set to hit shelves in April and May. Plus, we’re gearing up to make some of our older titles available through print-on-demand, ensuring they’re always within reach. Watch this space for more updates in the weeks to come.

And amidst all this hustle and bustle, we’re delighted to mark the 50th anniversary of Windhorse Publications...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The brand new 'Life with Full Attention' app is here! 📱

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

The brand new 'Life with Full Attention' app is here! 📱

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

We are extremely pleased to announce that the brand new Life with Full Attention app is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

This app is intended to accompany the book’s popular eight-week mindfulness course designed to embue your life with purpose and presence.

In today’s hectic world full of distractions and stress, living mindfully is more important than ever for health and happiness. With Maitreyabandhu’s 30-plus years experience guiding meditation, this app...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Introducing Liz, our new Operations Manager

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

Introducing Liz, our new Operations Manager

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 11:00

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Evers to the Windhorse Publications team as our new Operations Manager. Liz will have responsibility for the core operations of the charity and business, and manage the backlist of published titles.

A GFR mitra from Ireland, Liz discovered the dharma through the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Prior to joining us, she worked in communications management for various charities and more recently in publishing, on the editorial side, and is herself the author of several non-fiction books.

Coming onboard Liz said: ‘Joining...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Catch up with 'The Subtle Art of Caring' book launch

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 10:00

Catch up with 'The Subtle Art of Caring' book launch

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 13 Dec, 2023 - 10:00

Three weeks ago we introduced The Subtle Art of Caring with author River Wolton online. In this interesting conversation between Dhammamegha and the author we explored themes contained in the book such as:

Idealism and Altruistic Activity - River reflected on the tension between idealism and the shadow side of idealism, reflecting on the concept of becoming a bodhisattva and the potential for idealism in spiritual practice.

Reframing Language and Perception - The video introduces the concept of ‘respair’, a forgotten word...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

'The Subtle Art of Caring' by River Wolton

By Windhorse Publi... on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 08:00

'The Subtle Art of Caring' by River Wolton

By Windhorse Publi... on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 08:00

Today we are pleased to be publishing a new book titled The Subtle Art of Caring: A Guide to Sustaining Compassion.

The Buddha taught the practices of loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. These guide us in cultivating positive emotions and minimising harmful ones.

Poet, writer, activist, mentor, and Buddhist teacher River Wolton gives new life to these teachings as resources for a life in which compassion for self and other are mutually sustaining.

You might feel a response when you see...