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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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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 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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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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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 Windhorse Publications is giving away A Guide to the Buddhas by Vessantara. 

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 historical Buddha, Śakyamuni, and the archetypal Buddhas of the...

Windhorse Publications
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...

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...

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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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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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