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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 15:00
You may already have guessed which eBook we’re giving away this week. Given that the last two have been What is the Sangha? and Who is the Buddha? it may come as no surprise that we’re completing Sangharakshita’s trilogy with What is the Dharma?
If you’ve enjoyed reading Sangharakshita’s books about the three jewels, you might be interested to know that they are also available in print, as Volume 3 of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, The Three Jewels II.
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30
The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.
Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30
This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.
In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.
If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...
If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa.
Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.