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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. Bodhisattvas, or ‘Enlightenment Beings’, are dedicated to one thing: working endlessly in the service of living beings, helping them to achieve Enlightenment. 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.

In an interview in 2012, Vessantara commented: 

“[One] main use of visualization practices is that they help us see clearly

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Windhorse Publications

Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

This week we’re giving away A Guide to the Buddhas by Vessantara, which is an essential addition to your virtual collection of Dharma books.

Why does Buddhism refer to so many Buddhas? Who are they, and what can they tell us about ourselves? In this inspiring book we meet the Buddhas who form part of the rich symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism. Vessantara combines the power of storytelling with practical guidance and succeeds in bringing to life six Buddhas and their visualization practices (the...

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Windhorse Publications

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week’s free eBook

This week we’re delighted to be giving away Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism: An Introduction by Sangharakshita, which leads the reader through the Sevenfold Puja and gives a feeling for the depth of spiritual practice to be contacted through reciting devotional verses, making offerings and chanting mantras.

It’s not too late to download last week’s free eBook, The Yogi’s Joy, also by Sangharakshita. It will remain free until the 17th of August. 

When you download your eBook(s), please consider making a donation...

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News from Windhorse Publications: this week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:10

News from Windhorse Publications: this week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:10

This week Windhorse Publications are giving away the eBook edition of The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita, to support the online summer retreat ‘The Fire of Joy’.

If you find this book helpful, you could also read the text that came from the rest of Sangharakshita’s Milarepa seminars, published across two volumes of his Complete Works under the title Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship. You can find the first volume here and the second volume here. We’ve created a discount code fireofjoy that you can use at checkout...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita. 

We’re offering The Yogi’s Joy to support the online summer retreat ‘The Fire of Joy’. If you find this book helpful, you could also read the text that came from the rest of Sangharakshita’s Milarepa seminars, published across two volumes of his Complete Works under the title Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship. You can find the first volume here and the second volume here. We’ve created a discount code fireofjoy that you can...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful guide to...

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Download Windhorse Publications' 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download Windhorse Publications' 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week at Windhorse Publications we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton. It describes the evolution of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and its varied developments in its homeland, India, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. 

The author acknowledges that some Buddhists may question the value of learning about the history of Buddhism, but writes:

While I agree that the Dharma is essentially ahistorical,

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This week's free eBook and much more!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

This week's free eBook and much more!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

The COVID-19 crisis has affected us all differently. I’ve been very aware of the situation in India and the work Triratna charities are doing there to meet the material and spiritual needs of people with fewer protections than exist in many other parts of the world. To raise money for one of these charities, the Karuna Trust, I’ve recorded an album of Buddhist mantras. The album has raised £917 so far, but with a fundraising target of £5,000 there’s still a...

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This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

The high streets are waking from their slumber, and we’re anticipating further easing of the lockdown. There are many questions; is it safe, when will travel be possible, when can I spend time with friends and loved ones in person again, what will happen with work and the economy?

Like many others I’ve also been involved in conversations about race and the growing anti-racism movement. I’ve been thinking about my own place and what I can do, exploring my conditioning, and listening...

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