Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

After Cézanne,
By Maitreyabandhu,
Bloodaxe, 2019

Review by Vishvapani
Maitreyabandhu’s most recent poetry collection reflects on Cézanne’s paintings and is a subtle meditation on the possibilities of art and perception

The epigraph of Maitreyabandhu’s most recent collection After Cézanne is a quote from a letter the artist sent to Emile Bernard in 1904: ‘Talking about art is virtually useless.’ That challenges the fifty-plus poems in the collection, which all relate directly or indirectly to Cézanne’s painting and are generously...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Sound of One Hand by Satyadasa: Review by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 16:12

The Sound of One Hand by Satyadasa: Review by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 16:12

The Sound of One Hand
By Satyadasa
Yakhorn Press, 2022

Like Satyadasa I’ve been a part of the Triratna Buddhist Community for the whole of my adult life. He’s about a decade younger than me, but many of the Triratna experiences he describes in The Sound of One Hand are shared. Like me, David (as Satyadasa is called up to his ordination) grew up in the middle-class South London suburbs and had an Oxbridge education before pitching into...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: 'The Myth of Meditation' by Paramananda

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:26

Out now: 'The Myth of Meditation' by Paramananda

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:26

Windhorse Publications is delighted to announce the release of The Myth of Meditation: restoring imaginal ground through embodied Buddhist practice, the latest book from respected meditation teacher Paramananda, author of Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation, The Body, and A Deeper Beauty.

From his three decades of teaching Buddhist meditation, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world....

Triratna News
Triratna News

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

Did the Buddha actually say “all worldlings are mad”, “all descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses” or “all things are perfect exactly as they are”?  These are just some of the sayings that Bodhipaksa, author of Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View and of the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation site, investigates in his new book I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!, an entertaining search for the truth amidst the haystack of ‘Buddha quotes.’

The book is Bodhipaksa’s response to encountering many dubious ‘quotes’ attributed to the Buddha...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

Nagapriya, the chairperson of the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, and also a member of the Spanish Translations Board, has recently published a short introduction to Buddhism called The Buddhist Way.  

Nagapriya is the author of two other books, published by Windhorse Publications: Exploring Karma and Rebirth (2004) and Visions of Mahayana Buddhism (2009).

Buy a copy of The Buddhist Way

Find out more about Cuernavaca

Read more about the...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

We are pleased to announce the release of one of our steady sellers – first published in 2010 – with a beautiful new cover.

This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha’s Teaching on Conditionality by Dhivan Thomas Jones (with the collaboration of Sagaraghosa) is now available. We have also reduced the price of the paperback from £12.99 to £10.99 to make this important book more accessible. It is also available as an eBook.

In this...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhafield Dharma: Buddhafield's first book!

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jul, 2016 - 21:18

Buddhafield Dharma: Buddhafield's first book!

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jul, 2016 - 21:18

Triratna has many Buddhist centres in cities across the world - and it has Buddhafield.  Buddhafield is different; it’s a community of people dedicated to practicing and teaching the Dharma as far as possible in the open air, in the fields and woods and  meadows of England.  That gives it a unique ‘edge’: an unvarnished closeness to the elements, a connection with the Buddha and how he lived, an immediate appreciation of the natural laws of ecology…   Necessarily seasonal...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The Beautiful Story of Great Faith, Great Wisdom

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 12:36

The Beautiful Story of Great Faith, Great Wisdom

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 30 Jun, 2016 - 12:36

We would like to invite you to dive more deeply into the beautiful and imaginative world of Great Faith, Great Wisdom: Practice and Awakening in the Pure Land Sutras of Mahayana Buddhism by Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa. Great Faith, Great Wisdom is our newest book, launched earlier this year.

Please explore the new Great Faith, Great Wisdom book site, which provides the audio reading of the sutras, an excerpt from the book, and an interview...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account of the Buddha’s life and teachings. I think you wrote it over a period of three years?

Yes, and it was by far the hardest...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Looking Forward to 2016

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

Looking Forward to 2016

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

We at Windhorse Publications are looking forward to some exciting new releases in 2016, including three new books and the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works.

New Books in 2016

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, to be launched in April, is a beautiful exploration of the imaginative world portrayed in the Pure Land Sutras, a world that is the objectification of the awakened mind. Author Ratnaguna and translator Śraddhāpa take a practical and imaginative approach, and this book is endorsed...

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