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Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

We're Nearly There! #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 11:35

We're Nearly There! #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - 11:35Back in September we launched the 100 Days of Ethical Giving and it’s hard to believe that the campaign will end on 25th December.

As the first campaign Evolution has ever run it has been a huge learning curve. We have particularly enjoyed working in collaboration with thebuddhist centre.com team and would like to thank Candradasa for his inspiration and encouragement.

We have appreciated the input and support of many people,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna book wins USA Best Book Award

By Munisha on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 17:08

Triratna book wins USA Best Book Award

By Munisha on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 17:08Congratulations to Triratna authors Paramabandhu and Vimalasara, whose book Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, was recently named in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards, in the self-help category.

Publishers Windhorse Publications are, not surprisingly, delighted at the book’s success. “In terms of sales, Eight Step Recovery is the most successful book that we have published in many, many years, with 2,121 print copies sold and 528 eBooks. Coming up...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Evolution - Making Less Impact #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 14:57

Evolution - Making Less Impact #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 14:57We are nearly in the last two weeks of the 100 Days of Ethical Giving Campaign. We’ve told you about how we trade, how we work, what we donate and what we sell. We’ve been asking you to make more impact with your Christmas spending by supporting ethical shopping choices and Evolution.

This week we want to let you know how Evolution makes less impact!
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Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Behind the Scenes with the Evolution Web Order Processing Team - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:44

Behind the Scenes with the Evolution Web Order Processing Team - #EthicalChristmas

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:44Although online shopping can be highly convenient, one of the down sides is that people miss out with the human experience. One of the ways we try to counteract that is our little personal messages and drawings on the side of each order, along with who your order was packed and dispatched by. Customers have fed back on how much they enjoy this and how it helps to make online shopping that bit more human.

We wanted...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - What Kind of Society Are You Creating?

By bodhipaksa on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:18

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - What Kind of Society Are You Creating?

By bodhipaksa on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 15:18Recently I wanted to buy some herbal tea in bulk. I did my research on Amazon, found the brand I wanted, and then promptly headed over to the manufacturer’s website to make my purchase. This cost me a little more, but I was happy to pay the extra expense. Why, you may wonder?

Whether we consider it or not, every penny we spend has some effect on the direction our society takes. We can choose to spend our money...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - Supporting Ethical Businesses

By bodhipaksa on Sun, 7 Dec, 2014 - 13:53

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - Supporting Ethical Businesses

By bodhipaksa on Sun, 7 Dec, 2014 - 13:53

As a small independent enterprise, Wildmind is keen to support artisans and local producers where possible. Many of the items that we sell are Fair Trade products, where local artisans in Nepal and India work in good conditions and are fairly recompensed for their labors. Other items we sell are made locally in and around New Hampshire, where we’re based.

Here are a few of the items we sell…

kindseat

The Kindseat meditation stool

http://shop.wildmind.org/kindseat/

The Kindseat...

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: Wildmind - An Online Meditation Center, And More!

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Dec, 2014 - 15:01

#EthicalChristmas: Wildmind - An Online Meditation Center, And More!

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Dec, 2014 - 15:01Wildmind is an online meditation center, a blog, an online meditation supplies store, and a publisher of guided meditation CDs.

These varied activities are run by a small team of three people working from an office in a former cotton mill on the Lamprey River in Newmarket, New Hampshire, just down the road from Aryaloka Buddhist Center.

As an online meditation center, Wildmind has a global, reach. In the past twelve...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Evolution's Communications Manager puts his money where his mouth is!

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 11:57

Evolution's Communications Manager puts his money where his mouth is!

By Windhorse Evolution on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 11:57Yesterday for Giving Tuesday my wife Mel and myself visited the Sheffield Evolution Store to try and do as much of our Christmas present shopping there as possible.

My wife has already spent about £20 in the last month or so and we managed to do another £60 of Christmas gifts shopping on this trip.

I really wanted to put my money where my mouth was as I have written...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Making Global Connections

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:51

Making Global Connections

By Windhorse Evolution on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 10:51We are now into the last four weeks of the 100 Days of Ethical Giving Campaign and in the run up to Christmas. Christmas is when we do over 40% of our total year trade and this year this has extra poignancy, as the business struggles to survive.

This week which includes #GivingTuesday we are thinking about all the connections that bring us together. From our suppliers, to the ...

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