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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...

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Windhorse eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By kusaladevi on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 11:35

Windhorse eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By kusaladevi on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 11:35

A Message from Helen at Windhorse Publications:

In this video, Vajragupta explains what he appreciates most about Sangharakshita’s approach to scriptural commentary in The Inconceivable Emancipation.

Welcome to Week 19 of our Free the Dharma eBook giveaway! This week, we’re offering The Inconceivable Emancipation, a commentary by Sangharakshita on the Vimalakīrti-Nirdeśa, an important Mahāyāna sūtra. A print version of this book is included in Volume 16 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, Mahāyāna Myths and Stories. 

Mahāyāna Buddhism, to which the Zen and Tibetan traditions are related,...

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Our eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 15:00

Our eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 15:00

In this video, Vajragupta explains what he appreciates most about Sangharakshita’s approach to scriptural commentary in The Inconceivable Emancipation.

Welcome to Week 19 of our Free the Dharma eBook giveaway! This week, we’re offering The Inconceivable Emancipation, Sangharakshita’s commentary on the Vimalakīrti-Nirdeśa. 

If you’ve not yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton, you’ve got until next Monday (July 27th) to do so. 

Download both free Books here. Thank you for your donations when you check out,...

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Our eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 15:00

Our eBook giveaway this week is inconceivable!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 - 15:00

In this video, Vajragupta explains what he appreciates most about Sangharakshita’s approach to scriptural commentary in The Inconceivable Emancipation.

Welcome to Week 19 of our Free the Dharma eBook giveaway! This week, we’re offering The Inconceivable Emancipation, a commentary by Sangharakshita on the Vimalakīrti-Nirdeśa, an important Mahāyāna sūtra. A print version of this book is included in Volume 16 of The Complete Works of SangharakshitaMahāyāna Myths and Stories

Mahāyāna Buddhism, to which the Zen and Tibetan traditions are related, emphasizes the...

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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Windhorse Publications

Week 12 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 12:15

Week 12 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 12:15

I find it hard to believe we’re now into the twelfth week of our Free the Dharma eBook giveaway. When we began it back in March, we had no idea it would still be running almost three months later. For most people, the past three months have been especially challenging. Whenever I’m feeling challenged, there are two main supports I turn to: friends and books; particularly books about the Dharma. I feel heartened to know that, thanks to Free the...

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This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

Hi, it’s Helen here. This week I’m off furlough and back at work so that Dhammamegha can take a well-earned break.

Since it’s a Monday and the first of the month, we have two resources to announce today – the weekly free eBook and new paperbacks on sale!  

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month (BAM!). The theme for BAM! this year is ‘For the Earth’. The eBook edition of Akuppa’s Saving...

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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

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