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The year ahead at Windhorse Publications

Wed, 18 Jan, 2023 - 10:30

The year ahead at Windhorse Publications

Wed, 18 Jan, 2023 - 10:30

In this blog post, we’re looking ahead to our plans for the next twelve months. We hope the books we publish will help to sustain your practice over the coming year.

February

Next month we’ll be publishing a biography of Sangharakshita by Nagabodhi: Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man. Sangharakshita was an audacious reformer, and for some a deeply controversial figure. In an absorbing narrative, Nagabodhi takes us on a journey through the twists and turns of Sangharakshita’s life; the experiences, insights,...

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Windhorse Publications' review of the year

Wed, 21 Dec, 2022 - 16:03

Windhorse Publications' review of the year

Wed, 21 Dec, 2022 - 16:03

As 2022 draws to a close, we’re looking back at the past year. And what a year it’s been!

Behind the scenes in 2022

This year has been a tough one for small independent publishers. So it’s been a balancing act for Dhammamegha as Publishing Director, as we ride the waves of high printing costs and disrupted freight, to make sure that we have all the Dharma books we need in the Triratna community, and that Windhorse Publications is continuing to grow and make...

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Out now: ‘The Sound of One Hand’ by Satyadasa

Tue, 13 Dec, 2022 - 11:00

Out now: ‘The Sound of One Hand’ by Satyadasa

Tue, 13 Dec, 2022 - 11:00

We’re delighted to announce the release of Satyadasa’s unputdownable memoir, The Sound of One Hand, which is a tender account of one person’s ‘Dharma life’. What does it look like to live a contemporary Buddhist life, with a strong response to the Buddha’s teachings, as well as ambition, a partner, a sense of humour, one of the most interesting grandfathers imaginable, and a stump for a left hand?

Satyadasa self-published the book earlier this year, and we’re very pleased to be publishing...

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

Tue, 6 Dec, 2022 - 11:00

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

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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New podcast episode and winter sale

Wed, 23 Nov, 2022 - 11:00

New podcast episode and winter sale

Wed, 23 Nov, 2022 - 11:00

In this blog post we’re pleased to announce our latest podcast episode and our Winter Sale, in which we’re offering 40% off selected books for three days only.

New podcast episode with Satyadasa

In our latest podcast episode, Dhammamegha talks with Satyadasa about his wonderful memoir The Sound of One Hand, which is a tender account of one person’s ‘Dharma life’. What does it look like to live a contemporary Buddhist life, with a strong response to the Buddha’s teachings, as well as ambition,...

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Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

We’re delighted to introduce a biography of Sangharakshita, due for publication in February. It’s Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man by Nagabodhi, and we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring it.

It’s now four years since Sangharakshita’s death. Unlike generations before, people new to the Triratna Buddhist Community or interested in the spread of Buddhism in India and internationally can no longer meet and encounter him directly. So Windhorse Publications commissioned this book. We asked Nagabodhi to write something that...

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Out now: Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 - 11:00

Out now: Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

Wed, 2 Nov, 2022 - 11:00

We’re delighted to announce the release of Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life, by Prajnaketu.

About the book

Welcome to the world of the cyberloka – the online realm in which so much of life now takes place. In this short, punchy, and often funny book, Prajnaketu offers deep Buddhist insights to help us manage and flourish in the digital age of hyperavailability, superstimulation, and social media.

Buy the paperback (UK & Europe)

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New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

A lot of life is spent online these days. It is the medium for news, entertainment, work, debate and perspective, music, keeping up with friends, dating, and, for some, pornography.

In our latest podcast episode, Dhammamegha speaks with new author Prajnaketu about his upcoming book Cyberloka: A Buddhist guide to digital life. Prajnaketu wants to open up ways of thinking and talking about our digital lives that draw on the teachings of the Buddha. 

We talk about hyper-availability and how to go mindfully into our...

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'Meeting the Buddhas' returning soon!

Thu, 6 Oct, 2022 - 15:07

'Meeting the Buddhas' returning soon!

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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New podcast episode with Vimalasara

Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

New podcast episode with Vimalasara

Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

Read on to find out about our latest podcast episode, a new addition to the books available on our website, and a chance to catch up with our latest book launch.

New podcast episode with Vimalasara
It’s always good news when one of our books starts selling well. But in this case, the popularity of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction points to the rise of compulsive and addictive behaviour and thought over lockdown and beyond. Dhammamegha...