Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Insight and Imagination: Meditating on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Maitriyogini on Thu, 10 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

Insight and Imagination: Meditating on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa

By Maitriyogini on Thu, 10 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

On this retreat Vessantara will guide us through practices that will penetrate to the the wisdom at the heart of this text. Through symbols and imagery we will bring about a mystic marriage of insight and imagination.

So, how do you practise a Mahayana sutra? Can you take it deep into your being, so that it’s vision affects your whole life?

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Female Deities in Buddhism by Vessantara back in stock and Tiratanaloka Unlimited appeal

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 10 May, 2023 - 14:53

Female Deities in Buddhism by Vessantara back in stock and Tiratanaloka Unlimited appeal

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 10 May, 2023 - 14:53

Many of you will already know or have bought Vessantara’s new edition of Meeting the Buddhas. What you may not know is that, in 2003, he wrote a short companion book called Female Deities in Buddhism: A Concise Guide, which has been out of stock for a while.

We’re really pleased to have it back in print.

It’s a rather unique little book that introduces and invokes the wide range of female Buddhist deities. Vessantara explores the depths of consciousness...

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Windhorse Publications

New podcast episode with Vessantara

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 29 Mar, 2023 - 10:00

New podcast episode with Vessantara

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 29 Mar, 2023 - 10:00

We’re delighted to announce the latest edition of the Windhorse Publications podcast: Learning to Live in a Free Way, with Vessantara.

Thirty years after the first publication of Meeting the Buddhas, Dhammamegha speaks with Vessantara about the new edition of this classic Dharma text. After learning how the book came to be, the discussion turns to the qualities of the enlightened mind, and the nature and power of these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, and a whole path to living in freedom.

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Out now: the new edition of Vessantara's 'Meeting the Buddhas'

By Windhorse Publi... on Tue, 6 Dec, 2022 - 11:00

Out now: the new edition of Vessantara's 'Meeting the Buddhas'

By Windhorse Publi... on Tue, 6 Dec, 2022 - 11:00

We’re pleased to announce the publication of the new edition of Vessantara’s Meeting the Buddhas. If you live in the UK or Europe, you can buy it now. If you live in North America, our US distributors will be stocking it from late January, but you can pre-order it now.

To celebrate the release, we’ve got a great offer for you. If you buy the paperback edition of Meeting the Buddhas from our website (the first link below), you can get 40% off...

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Windhorse Publications

'Meeting the Buddhas' returning soon!

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 15:07

'Meeting the Buddhas' returning soon!

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 15:07

Originally published in 1993, Vessantara’s Meeting the Buddhas rapidly attained the status of a classic not only within Triratna, but also in the wider Buddhist world. Out of print since 2008, it’s been carefully revised and updated, and in December we’ll be releasing a brand-new edition. The new cover was designed by Akasajoti, and many of the images that illustrate the text are new.  

How you can help

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s a precarious time in publishing, with high inflation and global...

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Dharmabyte: Resisting Dukkha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Vessantara offers a pithy look into the suffering of suffering and the myriad of strategies that pull us away from tending to what’s happening in the present moment. 

From the talk entitled Dukkha Dukkha, part of a series of talks and led meditation from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased, 2018.

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Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Windhorse Publi... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Windhorse Publi... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

A line from a poem by Damian Barr has been widely quoted recently: ‘We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.’ In some places the winds of COVID-19 are raging, and the boats are not seaworthy. In India. In Brazil. Amongst those who have lost much in the last year, one way or another. So, this week we’re giving away the eBook edition of Vessantara’s The Heart, a guide to cultivating a boundless, loving heart that...

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FBA Podcast: Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Once again at the Centre of the Mandala, we meet Vairocana. How do we balance the teachings of effort and openness? One way is through the image of the Sun and relaxed being, the practice of the Dharma is simply to come back. Yet, of course, this requires effort.

Another question is the balance between practical and mythical approaches: Can we hold both at once? What do we give significance to? What do we make real ? Can we open to a world...

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Dharmabyte: Uncertainty as Positive Emotion

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

A Tibetan Story shared by Vessantara about a young boy and his family and the uncertainty of the course of our lives.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Positive Emotion as part of the series The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion Retreat given on a retreat called The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion at Adhisthana, 2015.

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Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Windhorse Publi... on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Windhorse Publi... on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

This week we have four news bites to share.

Our latest free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism

This week we’re offering another free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism by Vessantara. Female deities in Buddhism take many forms: queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. Enter the magical realm of gently compassionate Kuan Yin from China, meet the elusive golden goddess from India representing Perfect Wisdom, and tangle with the energetic embodiments of freedom, the fearless sky-dancing dakinis of Tibet. Vessantara invites us to...

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