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We're offering another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of It’s Not Out There: How to see differently and live an extraordinary, ordinary life by Danapriya. In this video, Helen from the Windhorse Publications team interviews Danapriya about the book.

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...

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Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Here at Windhorse Publications we’re delighted to announce the release of Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

This is not only a book for people interested in exploring mindfulness for the first time. It is also a skilled and thoughtful intervention into many of the debates about the nature and status of mindfulness in its secular forms and in non-dual and vipassana Buddhist practices. 

You can buy Introducing Mindfulness now from our website or your local bookshop for £13.99. It will be...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newly published Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

You may already have guessed which eBook we’re giving away this week. Given that the last two have been What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? it may come as no surprise that we’re completing Sangharakshita’s trilogy with What is the Dharma?

If you’ve enjoyed reading Sangharakshita’s books about the three jewels, you might be interested to know that they are also available in print, as Volume 3 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, The Three Jewels II.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last...

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Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

We hope you enjoy what we’ve got to offer you this week: yet another free eBook – our 25th! – and four newly discounted paperbacks.

If you find value in what we have to offer, please consider making a donation when you check out. Every donation supports us in our mission to provide life-changing Dharma books. Thank you.

This week’s free eBook

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

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Windhorse Publications

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara. Bodhisattvas, or ‘Enlightenment Beings’, are dedicated to one thing: working endlessly in the service of living beings, helping them to achieve Enlightenment. This book introduces a panoply of archetypal bodhisattvas from the Buddhist tradition and their visualization practices, including Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Vajrapāṇi, Green Tārā and White Tārā.

In an interview in 2012, Vessantara commented: 

“[One] main use of visualization practices is that they help us see clearly

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This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara. This book introduces a panoply of archetypal bodhisattvas from the Buddhist tradition and their visualization practices, including Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Vajrapāṇi, Green Tārā and White Tārā.

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Buddhas, also by Vessantara, is still free until the 31st of August.

Next month we’ll be releasing two new books by award-winning author Bhikkhu Anālayo: Introducing Mindfulness, which is an accessible beginner’s guide,...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful guide to...

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