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Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

This interview with the literary critic Harold Bloom was first published in Dharma Life, 5, Summer 1997. Harold Bloom died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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When I first encountered Harold Bloom’s work, I discovered a remarkable mixture. Bloom is Professor of Humanities at Yale University, and is widely considered America’s leading literary critic. His many books combine an enormous breadth of reading...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Middle Way Podcast: Sangharakshita and the Middle Way

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 12:42

The Middle Way Podcast: Sangharakshita and the Middle Way

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 12:42

The Middle Way Society is an international group for the study, promotion and practice of the Middle Way.  In June, Robert M. Ellis, a member of the Society, interviewed Sangharakshita about the Middle Way for their podcast.  The conversation covered much ground: starting with an exploration of the Middle Way in the context of the Buddha’s life, it moves into the areas of right effort, eternalism and nihilism, rebirth, livelihood and more.

The Middle Way ultimately is a matter of practice. One

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

We at Windhorse Publications have just published the very first of the 27 volumes that will comprise The Complete Works of Sangharakshita; a momentous step in our project of gathering together this great teacher’s output including Dharma teachings of many kinds, commentaries, memoirs, poetry and more. This first volume, volume 9 in the series, is entitled, Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I. It includes Sangharakshita’s Ambedkar and Buddhism, which has been out-of-print for some time, along with 36 talks given in India...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vidyamala On Opening to Pain with Mindfulness

By Centre Team on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 22:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. In this interview with Giulietta Spudich from Windhorse Publications, she explores her incredible life journey and how her exploration of Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness helps many...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part II)

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:51

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part II)

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 10:51

We return with the second half of an interview with Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks, an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and author of three books. Windhorse Publications features her newest title this month (Mindfulness for Women). You can listen to the full interview in a 40-minute audio file on Soundcloud.

Your new book Mindfulness for Women was just released. Can you talk a little bit about how women and men might need...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 - 13:40

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 - 13:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. Windhorse Publications features her newest title this month (Mindfulness for Women). In this interview with Giulietta Spudich, she explores her incredible life journey and how her...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account of the Buddha’s life and teachings. I think you wrote it over a period of three years?

Yes, and it was by far the hardest...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo, professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. He has drawn on his extensive research into early Buddhism to present Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, our featured title this month. Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, comments, ‘Serious meditation students will benefit...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita@90 - A Life In Objects (Coming Soon!)

By Centre Team on Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 19:07

Urgyen Sangharakshita turns 90 in August 2015 - and his birthday wish is that his legacy of written Dharma be secure and continue to reach people all over the world. To celebrate the campaign to raise the funds required for his Complete Works we’ll be bringing you a brand new series of 9 interviews with Sangharakshita - one for each decade of his life.

In these very personal conversations with Saddhanandi, Bhante chooses objects from each period of...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

How has Sangharakshita's life changed yours?

By akasajoti on Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

How has Sangharakshita's life changed yours?

By akasajoti on Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

Four young women from Adhisthana’s DharmaLife course - which finished yesterday - talk to Amalavajra about how their lives have been changed by Sangharakshita’s life and writings.

Bhante’s 90th birthday present will be the collation, editing and publication (paper and digital) of everything that he has ever written. This is an enormous project that will need five years work and £100,000 (including some translations from English).

Without it, the scattered share of Bhante’s writings that is currently available will simply become harder to come by and explore in full.

Bhante’s...

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