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This weeks eBook give away

By dhammamegha on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This weeks eBook give away

By dhammamegha on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This week we’re giving away The Buddha on Wall Street by Vaddhaka in our Free the Dharma Campaign. You can download it here until the 11th of May. 

The lockdown is having a huge impact on economies at all levels – households, businesses, countries. The future is uncertain. While it has does economic damage, it also relieves the pressures on the environment, and perhaps to some of us too.  

There is no better guide to thinking through what Buddhism can offer to our common and economic life than this...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

As the coronavirus situation rolls out across the world, there has been a proliferation of creativity – everything from amateur dramatics and puns to the broadcasting of art and music. Some high-profile musicians have been live streaming from their bedrooms. 

Art in all its forms allows us to be fully human, to create meaning and to nurture what unites us. That’s why this week’s free eBook is The Poet’s Way by Manjusvara. You can download it here. It will be available until the...

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Free the Dharma - Tales of Freedom free eBook

By dhammamegha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 08:28

Free the Dharma - Tales of Freedom free eBook

By dhammamegha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 08:28

This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications is Tales of Freedom. You can download it here.

Its author, Vessantara, tackles how to work with our minds when the chips are down. Vessantara is one of Triratna’s most experienced retreat and meditation leaders. He is also a very good storyteller. He shows us that we can find freedom even when life isn’t easy or predictable. Freedom of the kind the Buddha taught is possible whatever your situation. Even when it’s extreme. Even in...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

None of us have lived through times like this before. The Dharma gives us tools to work with our everyday minds. It also offers strong medicine for strong times.

This week’s free eBook is Tales of Freedom. You can download it here. Its author, Vessantara, tackles how to work with our minds when the chips are down. Vessantara is one of Triratna’s most experienced retreat and meditation leaders. He is also a very good storyteller. He shows us that we can find...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

For this week’s eBook give away we’ve chosen Vajragupta’s Sailing the Worldly Winds. The Buddha talked about being blown about by circumstances beyond our control, and described our usual and often ineffective strategies to try to shore ourselves up. He called these the Worldly Winds. 
 
Vajragupta explores these patterns of hanging on and being blown about. The key to a happier and wiser response, he says, is to acknowledge the fact of what is happening, and actively choose how...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Free the Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 15:47

Free the Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 15:47

All our lives are affected by the coronavirus. At home or out helping, we can find ways to look after each other and ourselves. How we are with our minds during this time will impact our experience and relationships and the future we make together.

The Buddha taught how to let go of fear and self-clinging, be alone well, and train ourselves to encounter suffering without alienation or anxiety.

We’d like to do what we can to make the Buddha’s teachings and practices available...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Crowdfunded And Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 14:41

Mind In Harmony by Subhuti - Crowdfunded And Out Now!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 - 14:41

The team at Windhorse Publications have been in touch with the great news that a major new book from Subhuti has now been published thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Read a free excerpt

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - The Accidental Publisher

By bodhipaksa on Sat, 6 Dec, 2014 - 15:49

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - The Accidental Publisher

By bodhipaksa on Sat, 6 Dec, 2014 - 15:49Wildmind stumbled into publishing back in 2002, and has now brought out eight guided meditation CDs, with plans to publish a number of books.

Wildmind’s foray into publishing started because many meditation students requested that the guided meditations Bodhipaksa recorded for his online courses be offered in CD format as well. Bodhipaksa used the services of a local recording studio in order to record the mindfulness of breathing, development of lovingkindness, and walking meditation practices...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Priyananda On The People Behind Windhorse Books

By Centre Team on Sun, 23 Nov, 2014 - 15:31

#EthicalChristmas: Priyananda On The People Behind Windhorse Books

By Centre Team on Sun, 23 Nov, 2014 - 15:31Windhorse Publications originated as the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Order. Do you still publish books by Sangharakshita or is your focus now on publishing books by other authors?

We do still publish books by Sangharakshita, but because he is in his old age now, he is writing far less. The most recent of his books that we have put out are previously unpublished material from his early life, ...

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