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Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

For the next two weeks we’re giving away the eBook edition of a ground-breaking text that has inspired readers for decades: Sangharakshita’s A Survey of Buddhism. The great Buddhist teacher and writer Lama Anagarika Govinda wrote, ‘It would be difficult to find a single book in which the history and development of Buddhist thought has been described as vividly and clearly as in this survey.’ 

The first chapter, which runs to almost two hundred pages, explores the doctrines and methods common to...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

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...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

This is the eighth week that we’ll be sharing a weekly e-book. When we started in March, it seemed likely that it would be something we’d do for a month or two at the most. Yet here we are, two months later, and this new future stretches before us. 

This week we’re giving away Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: the psychology of Buddhist ethics. You can download it free here until 25 May. You can also buy a paper copy here

Mind in Harmony is...

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Free the Dharma eBook this week - Subhuti's 'Mind in Harmony'

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:16

Free the Dharma eBook this week - Subhuti's 'Mind in Harmony'

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:16

This is the eighth week that we’ll be sharing a weekly e-book. When we started in March, it seemed likely that it would be something we’d do for a month or two at the most. Yet here we are, two months later, and this new future stretches before us. 

This week we’re giving away Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: the psychology of Buddhist ethics. You can download it free here until 25 May. You can also buy a paper copy here

Mind in...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Free eBook - week 7

By dhammamegha on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 13:53

Free eBook - week 7

By dhammamegha on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 13:53

This week’s free eBook is A Deeper Beauty: Buddhist Reflections on Everyday Life by Paramananda. You can download it here until 18 May
 
One sentence from Paramananda struck me over the weekend: “We suffer from a form of forgetfulness brought about by the lack of spaciousness.” 
 
This book is a beautiful guide, within whatever time you have, to finding a path into spaciousness. Through poetry and reflections, Paramananda lives and teaches how to take the time...

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Free eBook this week is Living with Kindness

By dhammamegha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:25

Free eBook this week is Living with Kindness

By dhammamegha on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 14:25

‘This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path to peace…’

These are the opening lines of the Karaniya Metta Sutta, the discourse on loving kindness. This is the sutta that introduces the loving kindness or Metta Bhāvanā meditation practice. 

This week’s Windhorse Publications eBook giveaway is a commentary by Sangharakshita on this beautiful and practical guide to living a competent, ethical and liberating life. The book is Living with Kindness. You can download it here until...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Did you know we offer What is the Dharma? The Essential Teachings of the Buddha by Sangharakshita as a free eBook? Simply add it to your cart and check out. Our eBooks are compatible with popular eReaders – find out more about our formats here.

What is the Dharma?

To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with...

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The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

Our first major update to the Dharma Training Course has arrived!

You will find corrected versions of all the course files on the site, as well as download versions designed for eBook use on all major platforms. As well as PDF, we now provide ePub, Kindle Reader, and Kindle app versions, which means they can be easily used on whichever device you prefer to do your reading on. We hope you’ll enjoy this next step in making the...

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Sangharakshita's Seminars For The Digital Age - Cultivating the Heart of Patience

By Candradasa on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 12:11

*Updated* Now available for free (and DRM-free) for iPhone, iPad, ePub and Kindle! Download below, or from the included links to Apple and Amazon stores.

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For over 40 years, we have been producing transcriptions of full-length Dharma seminars by Urgyen Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community. This previously unpublished week-long seminar on a key section of Shantideva’s classic text, ‘The Bodhicaryavatara’, is a radical digital re-imagining of what a...

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Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Free Excerpt

Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Free Excerpt

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 16:31

Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: A Psychology of Buddhist Ethics is now available on the Windhorse Publications website in both paperback and eBook format. It has been funded by many generous Mind in Harmony sponsors, who make publishing new Dharma books possible. Although the book is now out, Windhorse are still just under £500 short of their full target, so more donations would be very...

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