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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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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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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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Windhorse Publications

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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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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Windhorse Publications

Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

As the coronavirus situation rolls out across the world, there has been a proliferation of creativity – everything from amateur dramatics and puns to the broadcasting of art and music. Some high-profile musicians have been live streaming from their bedrooms. 

Art in all its forms allows us to be fully human, to create meaning and to nurture what unites us. That’s why this week’s free eBook is The Poet’s Way by Manjusvara. You can download it here. It will be available until the...

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Windhorse Publications

Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

None of us have lived through times like this before. The Dharma gives us tools to work with our everyday minds. It also offers strong medicine for strong times.

This week’s free eBook is Tales of Freedom. You can download it here. Its author, Vessantara, tackles how to work with our minds when the chips are down. Vessantara is one of Triratna’s most experienced retreat and meditation leaders. He is also a very good storyteller. He shows us that we can find...

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Windhorse Publications

Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

For this week’s eBook give away we’ve chosen Vajragupta’s Sailing the Worldly Winds. The Buddha talked about being blown about by circumstances beyond our control, and described our usual and often ineffective strategies to try to shore ourselves up. He called these the Worldly Winds. 
 
Vajragupta explores these patterns of hanging on and being blown about. The key to a happier and wiser response, he says, is to acknowledge the fact of what is happening, and actively choose how...

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