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Windhorse Publications turns 50

By Liz Evers on Thu, 25 Jan, 2024 - 12:30

Windhorse Publications turns 50

By Liz Evers on Thu, 25 Jan, 2024 - 12:30

This year is going to be significant for Windhorse Publications. After 50 years in operation, we have a lot to celebrate!

Back in the 1970s, what is now Windhorse Publications started out as a scattering of right livelihood businesses including typesetters, printers, distributors and publishers. At first, its newsletters and journals were published under the name Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. It then became Windhorse Press in the early 1970s when it began publishing full length books, starting with The Essence...

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FBA Podcast: In the Footsteps of the Buddha - A Noble Path

By Centre Team on Sat, 13 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

Dharmashalin gives the first of a two-part talk on the first two of the 4 Noble Truths, evoking the miraculous communication of the Buddha’s dharma. Talk given as part of Dharma Day 2023 at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre and marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current centre.

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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...

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To hear, read, and recite..with a single mind

By Caroline I P on Tue, 24 Oct, 2023 - 16:09

To hear, read, and recite..with a single mind

By Caroline I P on Tue, 24 Oct, 2023 - 16:09

Greater still are the merits of those who hear, read and recite it with single mind, explain it clearly and distinctly to the people in the Great Assembly, and practise it as taught.

The White Lotus sutra

On a recent solitary retreat in a cabin in the Finnish countryside, in the midst of quiet countryside and mild autumn days, I spent a period every day for two weeks reading aloud the whole of the White Lotus Sutra.

Back in 1970 Bhante gave a series of talks...

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Dharmabyte: Relying on the Dharma as Embodied

By Zac on Fri, 25 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Being a disciple doesn’t require an emotional allegiance, but a spiritual one. Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita as a spiritual friend while exploring the topic of discipleship in the Triratna Buddhist Order. We don’t go for Refuge to Bhante, we Go for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Aryasangha. 

Excerpted from talk entitled Discipleship given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, 2014.

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FBA Podcast: Saluting the Sangha

By Zac on Sat, 29 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Friendships hold the sangha together, genuine personal connections, that support spiritual practice. Weaving in contemporary poetry with teachings from the Buddhist tradition, Ratnaprabha explores the nature of harmonious community by taking us through the Sangha Section of the TiratanaVandana.

A talk for Sangha Day given at the West London Buddhist Centre, Nov 2011.

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Dharmabyte: Whatever Leads to Dispassion

By Zac on Thu, 15 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Elucidating the fifth stage of purification, Nagapriya shares a favored teaching to differentiate what helps us progress spiritually, and what does not. 

Excerpted from the talk Cherish the Doctrine given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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Dharmabyte: Forging a Chain All the Time

By Zac on Thu, 8 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Punyamala illustrates the nature of the fetters - habit, superficiality and vagueness - and gives clear, practical guidance, in a gently encouraging way, about how to weaken the fetters and develop spiritually. 
From the talk From Enchantment to True Delight - Reflections On Stream Entry given at the Triratna (Western) Buddhist Order Convention, 2009.

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Dharmabyte: Practice - Individual, Group + Sangha

By Zac on Mon, 5 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

How do we retain our individuality while practicing with other people? Are we true individuals, or are we rebels, and are the two really that different? Karunadevi  explores the dangers and benefits of practicing within a sangha using the Buddha’s teaching on the mental fetters and various commentaries by Sangharakshita.

From the talk The Individual, the Group and the Spiritual Community given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2007.

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Marking the Change of Time: A Day of Reflective Writing and Meditation with Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:37

Marking the Change of Time: A Day of Reflective Writing and Meditation with Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:37

25 September 2022

This day involves two sessions. Feel free to attend one or both.

First session (4 hours): USA PST 05:00 | Mexico 07:00 | USA EST 08:00 | IE & UK...

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