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Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

This week we have four news bites to share.

Our latest free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism

This week we’re offering another free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism by Vessantara. Female deities in Buddhism take many forms: queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. Enter the magical realm of gently compassionate Kuan Yin from China, meet the elusive golden goddess from India representing Perfect Wisdom, and tangle with the energetic embodiments of freedom, the fearless sky-dancing dakinis of Tibet. Vessantara invites us to...

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Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

With new lockdown measures coming into effect in the UK, we’ve been thinking about how we might support you through the lockdown, and also how you might support us. 

How we’re supporting you

This week we’re offering another free eBook. We’ve chosen Teachers of Enlightenment by Kulananda. 

The defining act of being a Buddhist is ‘going for refuge’ to the three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. If we’re to do that effectively, we need to relate to the three jewels – the highest ideals of...

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Windhorse Publications

A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

We’ve got three new offerings for you this week.

A new reprint

For quite some time one of Triratna’s core texts, Sangharakshita’s The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, has been out of print and has only been available as an eBook. We’re pleased to let you know that it’s now back in print. 

In The Ten Pillars of Buddhism Sangharakshita explores the ethical foundation of Buddhist practice through the ten precepts that members of the Triratna Buddhist Order take on at ordination. It provides a fascinating insight for anyone interested...

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Windhorse Publications

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...

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Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

Our latest free eBook and exciting news

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00

You may already have guessed which eBook we’re giving away this week. Given that the last two have been What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? it may come as no surprise that we’re completing Sangharakshita’s trilogy with What is the Dharma?

If you’ve enjoyed reading Sangharakshita’s books about the three jewels, you might be interested to know that they are also available in print, as Volume 3 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, The Three Jewels II.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last...

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This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.

In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

We hope you enjoy what we’ve got to offer you this week: yet another free eBook – our 25th! – and four newly discounted paperbacks.

If you find value in what we have to offer, please consider making a donation when you check out. Every donation supports us in our mission to provide life-changing Dharma books. Thank you.

This week’s free eBook

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and...

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara. This book introduces a panoply of archetypal bodhisattvas from the Buddhist tradition and their visualization practices, including Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Vajrapāṇi, Green Tārā and White Tārā.

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Buddhas, also by Vessantara, is still free until the 31st of August.

Next month we’ll be releasing two new books by award-winning author Bhikkhu Anālayo: Introducing Mindfulness, which is an accessible beginner’s guide,...

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