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Mindfulness: A direct path to freedom - an online retreat

By SophieAnn on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:54

Mindfulness: A direct path to freedom - an online retreat

By SophieAnn on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:54

Maintaining steady, kindly awareness of changing phenomena is the essence of Satipatthana practice - the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness in the service of liberation. Treat yourself to space, simplicity, beauty – inner and outer.


If you are training for ordination then please join Prasadavati, Maitrisiddhi, Maitrimala, Viryadhi for this journey into open-hearted wisdom from Saturday 21 November...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05

Saturday October 17, 2-5pm 

Register in advance for this workshop using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Explore how the disciplines of mindfulness and drawing complement each other and how approaching both in a spirit of play can be enriching and freeing. In this afternoon Retreat you will be introduced to mindful drawing, mindfulness practices and a series of guided drawing exercises.

Mindfulness gives us opportunity to engage with experience directly, free from assumptions, preferences, and...

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Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of It’s Not Out There: How to see differently and live an extraordinary, ordinary life by Danapriya. In this video, Helen from the Windhorse Publications team interviews Danapriya about the book.

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newly published Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...

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Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Here at Windhorse Publications we’re delighted to announce the release of Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

This is not only a book for people interested in exploring mindfulness for the first time. It is also a skilled and thoughtful intervention into many of the debates about the nature and status of mindfulness in its secular forms and in non-dual and vipassana Buddhist practices. 

You can buy Introducing Mindfulness now from our website or your local bookshop for £13.99. It will be...

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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,...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

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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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Steady Persistence

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Bhante Sangharakshita talks about viriya as ‘vigour’ or ‘energy in pursuit of the good’. Vajradevi explores this in relation to the mindfulness, including the four right efforts, wise and unwise involvement and the near enemy of viriya. Viriya allows for there to be a continuity of awareness.

From the talk entitled The Spiritual Faculty of Viriya, part of the series Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat 2019. (Bristol, UK)

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