We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. There is a lot to respond to, to think about and to process. Staying at home, you might well be spending more time online than ever. Perhaps your thoughts and emotions have taken on the pace and tone of newsfeeds and daily data: quick, scattered, and emotionally overwhelming.
For this week’s eBook give away we’ve chosen Vajragupta’s Sailing the Worldly Winds. The Buddha talked about being blown about by circumstances beyond our control, and described our usual and often ineffective strategies to try to shore ourselves up. He called these the Worldly Winds.
Vajragupta explores these patterns of hanging on and being blown about. The key to a happier and wiser response, he says, is to acknowledge the fact of what is happening, and actively choose how...
All our lives are affected by the coronavirus. At home or out helping, we can find ways to look after each other and ourselves. How we are with our minds during this time will impact our experience and relationships and the future we make together.
The Buddha taught how to let go of fear and self-clinging, be alone well, and train ourselves to encounter suffering without alienation or anxiety.
We’d like to do what we can to make the Buddha’s teachings and practices available...
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...
On Monday, 24th February we held a farewell party at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre for Priyananda, Lee Walford and Ratnaghosha. Between them, they’ve given Windhorse Publications over twenty-five years of service.
Priyananda, our outgoing director who’s retiring from full-time employment, was appointed to the post ten years ago. He’s overseen the publication of more than forty new titles, many of which are highly valued not only within Triratna but also throughout the wider Buddhist world. These include Not...
Here at Windhorse Publications we’re busy preparing for the release in April of the next three volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. One of these is Volume 25, Poems and Short Stories, now available for pre-order.
You may already be familiar with Sangharakshita’s Complete Poems, published in 1994. Even if you already have a copy, this new volume is worth buying, as it contains over one hundred pages of extra material:
all the poems Sangharakshita wrote after 1994
previously unpublished poems from his early years
six short stories, some of them previously unpublished
Priyananda, who has been at the helm of Windhorse Publications for the past ten years, is stepping down as director in March. Windhorse Publications are the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. They also publish on the whole range of the Buddhist tradition, investing in books by authors such as Anālayo, Vimalasara, Vaddhaka and many others to better communicate Buddhism clearly in the 21st century.
We’re looking for a volunteer to provide temporary, part-time customer service cover while Helen is on leave.
Initially, we need cover for 8th–15th May 2020. This will involve up to 12 hours’ work (up to 2 hours per weekday; timing flexible). You’ll be working from home – or wherever you like! All you’ll need is a computer and an Internet connection.
The work is interesting and you’ll gain some experience of one aspect of a small publishing business. Ideally, you’ll be able to visit...
We’re thrilled to announce the first six of the new books we’ll be publishing in 2020. Three of them are now available for sponsorship. Why sponsor a book? Publishing in the 21st century is all about adapting to challenging conditions, with lower profits from online sales and increased competition from digital formats. At Windhorse Publications we are meeting this challenge, but we increasingly need start-up funding for a book’s production and marketing. You can help us by choosing to sponsor...