Adhisthana
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Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

What kind of friend are you? What kind of friend would you like to be?

Is there any limitation to the heights that faithful friendship can reach?

Explore the possibilities of friendship with brothers and sisters in the sangha, through looking at traditional understandings of friendship in society and the spiritual life.

We will draw primarily on The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam seminar, with supporting material from the seminar on the Sigalavada Sutta. Both texts were studied by Sangharakshita in 1983. With The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, he took...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

Latest news

To tie in with The Buddhist Centre Online’s Triratna Day celebrations, until April 10th we’re giving away the eBook edition of Subhuti’s Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist TraditionDownload your free copy here. 

Windhorse author Shantigarbha is offering six-week online courses on the theme of responding to the climate and ecological emergency, based on his new book The Burning House, due to be published in August (see below). The first course begins March...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Announcing ‘The Burning House’ and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 5 Feb, 2021 - 10:30

Announcing ‘The Burning House’ and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 5 Feb, 2021 - 10:30

We’re delighted to announce that in August we’ll be publishing Shantigarbha’s latest book, The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. It’s an incredibly timely book, with the potential to have a significant impact. In it, Shantigarbha explores how we can wake up and respond to the climate and ecological crisis from a Buddhist perspective. It will be of interest both to Buddhists concerned about the climate and ecology, and to eco-activists wishing to ground their work...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy (Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?) is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Buddhism. It provides an elucidation of the three central principles on which Buddhism is based: the Buddha, who represents the principle of ‘awakening’; the Dharma, the teachings and practices that cultivate awakening; and the Sangha, the principle of spiritual friendship. For quite some time, both Who is the Buddha? and What is the Sangha? have been out of print. We’re pleased...

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...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

At the London Buddhist Centre and in the Triratna Buddhist Community as a whole we place great emphasis on the value of friendship. In fact, it’s the glue that holds together everything that we do.

Join this evening’s celebration of friendship with one’s teacher. On this rare occasion we’ll be meeting some of the close friends of Bhante Sangharakshita to hear about their friendship with him and how this formed the basis of the culture that we can join today. With...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

We’ve got three new offerings for you this week.

A new reprint

For quite some time one of Triratna’s core texts, Sangharakshita’s The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, has been out of print and has only been available as an eBook. We’re pleased to let you know that it’s now back in print. 

In The Ten Pillars of Buddhism Sangharakshita explores the ethical foundation of Buddhist practice through the ten precepts that members of the Triratna Buddhist Order take on at ordination. It provides a fascinating insight for anyone interested...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

For the next two weeks we’re giving away the eBook edition of a ground-breaking text that has inspired readers for decades: Sangharakshita’s A Survey of Buddhism. The great Buddhist teacher and writer Lama Anagarika Govinda wrote, ‘It would be difficult to find a single book in which the history and development of Buddhist thought has been described as vividly and clearly as in this survey.’ 

The first chapter, which runs to almost two hundred pages, explores the doctrines and methods common to...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Bodhisattva Response. Online Weekend Retreat with Visuddhimati & Lalitaraja -

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:52

The Bodhisattva Response. Online Weekend Retreat with Visuddhimati & Lalitaraja -

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:52

On this online retreat we’ll explore how to foster the Bodhisattva spirit within our own hearts as we respond to life’s ups and downs, inspired by the Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha. Seeking to keep the heart open to both joy and sorrow, we’ll be marking the anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death and celebrating Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival which marks the beginning of winter.

Suitable for regulars and people who have some experience of meditation and Buddhism. Not recommended for newcomers. See below to book.

The retreat will...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

We're offering another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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