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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Akshobhya Calls to Patience

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Paramabandhu introduces some of the symbolism of Akshobhya - the deep blue Buddha of the Eastern realm, particularly emphasizing patience (ksanti) and how it can help us overcome our own anger.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Patience of the Deep Blue Akshobhya as part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook

One of our best-selling titles has just been released as an audiobook. It’s the award-wining Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction by Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves.

Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. Many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. All of us can struggle with these tendencies, but for some it can lead to the...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Mindful Emotion Reviews Are Positive

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 11:29

Mindful Emotion Reviews Are Positive

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 - 11:29

Dr. Paramabandhu Groves has been busy touring UK and Ireland Triratna Buddhist Centres from Brighton to Glasgow to Dublin. He has been giving talks and leading meditations in kindness. Windhorse Publications published his book, co-authored with psychologist Dr. Jed Shamel, Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness in March this year. So far, reviews have been glowing.

Sarah Bargiela reports in the Journal of Mental Health:

“In...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

We have released Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness just ahead of a prediction reported in The Bookseller - the UK’s publishing-trade magazine - that the next trending lifestyle attitude after lagom and hygge is . . . kindness.

The book draws on Kindness Behaviour Training and offers reflections and exercises to bring more kindness into our daily lives.

Mindful Emotion by Drs Paramabandhu Groves and Jed Shamel has been hailed by quite a few voices in the field:

A variety of secular-based mindfulness meditation instructions and thoughtful exercises support this process of creating...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing the March 2016 Preceptors' College meeting

By Saccanama on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 12:03

Saddhaloka, Paramabandhu and Ratnadharini introduce the meeting, talking about ordinations and ordination courses, sadhana, and new members of the Preceptors’ College.

Two days of the meeting are devoted to meetings of the various kulas of the College. Currently there are the following kulas -

Indian Kula (not present at this meeting but all 8 of them were here for the November 2015 meeting) - Subhuti Yashosagar, Amrutdeep, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Chandrashil, Amoghasiddhi and Adityabodhi.

Men’s ‘Padmaloka’ Kula - Padmavajra, Satyaraja, Surata, Arthapriya, Paramabandhu, Moksananda and Maitreyabandhu.

Men’s ‘non-UK’ Kula -...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Paramabandhu on a new ordination retreat

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 16:14

Paramabandhu introduces a new ordination retreat at Guhyaloka which will run for one month in September next year. It will be a bilingual retreat in Spanish and English.

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

New Chair & Deputies for the College

By Vidyatara on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 09:25

New Chair & Deputies for the College

By Vidyatara on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 09:25

The College has a new Chair and three new Deputy Chairs.

After an evening of celebration and rejoicing on March 14, Saddhaloka took over as Chair of the Preceptors’ College from Dhammarati following his decade of service to the Order and the Movement. Ratnadharini has taken over from Padmasuri, who had been Deputy for the past 10 years, Paramabandhu has taken over from Saddhaloka as another Deputy and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna book wins USA Best Book Award

By Munisha on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 17:08

Triratna book wins USA Best Book Award

By Munisha on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 17:08Congratulations to Triratna authors Paramabandhu and Vimalasara, whose book Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, was recently named in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards, in the self-help category.

Publishers Windhorse Publications are, not surprisingly, delighted at the book’s success. “In terms of sales, Eight Step Recovery is the most successful book that we have published in many, many years, with 2,121 print copies sold and 528 eBooks. Coming up...