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Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

With summer in the northern hemisphere fast approaching, and infections under control in many places, including here in the UK, lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease. What joy to be able to spend time together again! Some of us are making plans to go away on holiday, even if the choice of destination is somewhat limited. 

We’re really proud of our new books this year and we think any – or all! – of them would make great summer reading. Whether...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Just released: Vajradevi’s ‘Uncontrived Mindfulness’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 9 Apr, 2021 - 10:44

Just released: Vajradevi’s ‘Uncontrived Mindfulness’

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 9 Apr, 2021 - 10:44

We are very pleased to announce the release of Vajradevi’s first book, Uncontrived Mindfulness: Ending Suffering through Attention, Curiosity and Wisdom. 

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is a foundational text in the Buddhist tradition, outlining a path of increasing awareness and wisdom. Over many years, Vajradevi has drawn on a range of approaches to the practice of satipaṭṭhāna: within Triratna as well as with U Tejaniya in the Burmese meditation tradition and some teachers of the Insight Meditation Society. What she offers us...

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...

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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...

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...

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Download Windhorse Publications' 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download Windhorse Publications' 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week at Windhorse Publications we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download our 20th free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful guide to...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

In December Windhorse Publications announced the first six books we’ll be publishing in 2020, and we’re now delighted to announce the seventh, due for release in October: Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom by respected meditation teacher, Vajradevi.

The Buddha emphasized that happiness is found through understanding the mind rather than getting caught up in what we experience through the senses. This simple yet radical shift from our usual focus is key to a relaxed and natural – uncontrived – way of observing the...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 15:49

Day 6: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 15:49

Day 6 - the final day! The 2019 Rains Retreat is now over. Here are some final photos - Bhadra, the Chair of the Bristol Buddhist Centre, thanking and rejoicing in Vajradevi, and then the inevitable dismantling of the shrine and farewells.

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Listen to the audio recordings from day 6 on Soundcloud

Early Morning Meditation Session

Exploring Our Momentum with Mindfulness + Closing Ritual

Listen to the whole series on Free Buddhist Audio

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Wed, 1 May, 2019 - 12:27

Day 4: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Wed, 1 May, 2019 - 12:27

The morning of the fourth day of our rains retreat saw us diving into the ‘dangerous neighbourhood’ of our minds where the kleshas (poisons) hang out. With Vajradevi as a fearless guide, we explored both aversion and craving. With a skilful use of personal examples, she helped us venture into the territory with the companionship of mindfulness, helping us to distinguish the ‘knowing mind’ from the ‘known mind’.

Our afternoon session was devoted to exploring two very different...

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