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Windhorse:evolution - Keeping a Buddhist business on course when the going gets tough

Mon, 9 Jun, 2014 - 10:36
This is a pdf of our latest magazine! In it we explore our practice of team based right livelihood at Windhorse:evolution, particularly at this time where we have to work hard to increase sales and stay in business, so that this precious context can survive.

Articles include an update on the state of the business from Keturaja, and a report from James about setting up our excellent new retail website. Our new head of wholesale, John, tells us his...
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Retreat Grant Application Form

Fri, 8 Mar, 2013 - 12:16
We are offering a retreat grant to people who have worked for Windhorse:evolution on support for a minimum of 10 years, and who are now 65 or over. Please download this form to complete it, and follow the steps for returning it.
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Ethics at Evolution

Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 12:13
Ethics was the theme of some training with the retail team and evolution shops. Several members of staff from the shops gave talks, and their transcripts are available here. There are a variety of perspectives and reflections, well worth a read.
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Buddhist Right Livelihood: An Opportunity For Spiritual Practice At Work

Tue, 4 Sep, 2012 - 11:40
This booklet is written by Dharmachari Saddharaja, who has worked at Windhorse:evolution for 22 years. It’s an overview of Right Livelihood, looking at:

What is Right Livelihood?
A brief history of Right Livelihood practice at Windhorse:Evolution
Dharma Practices at Work
Non-Dharmic Practices at Work

“Surely we are very near to heaven, if not to nirvana, if we enjoy our work, and if our work is our life!” - Sangharakshita

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Notes for Saddharaja's talks on Team-Based Right Livelihood

Fri, 17 Aug, 2012 - 11:27
These are the accompanying notes for the series of talks which Saddharaja has given on Team-Based Right Livelihood. All the talks are available to listen to, and are posted on our page.
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Shakyakumara's Training Tip #2 - Buddhism and Business

Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 - 10:19
What’s the connection between Buddhism and Business?

One connection is that they both require a creative response to change. A Buddha completely realises that everything is subject to change – and is blissfully at ease with that. Successful business comes from responding creatively to changes in the world – within weeks of the credit crunch in 2008, Tesco had rebranded itself as “Britain’s Biggest Discounter” - and continued to thrive. On the other hand, Kodak never quite made the...
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Shakyakumara's Training Tip #1 - Mindfulness and Time Management

Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 - 10:11
People often say, “You can’t manage time.” They’re basically right – time just happens, we can’t stop the clock ticking, we can’t go back in time. As the poet (Omar Khayyám) writes, The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

So what can we manage? We can manage our attention (or at least...
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