I recently had the pleasure of interviewing respected Buddhist teacher and author, David Brazier, about his upcoming book, The Dark Side of the Mirror: forgetting the self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan, due for release on 19 March 2019.
What is the significance of the title: The Dark Side of the Mirror?
The theme of the text Genjō Kōan, written by Dōgen when he returned from China, was the nature of satori (Japanese: spiritual enlightenment). Many people think that enlightenment comes as a result...
There are just three weeks to go before the publication of our latest book, The Dark Side of the Mirror: forgetting the self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan, by respected Buddhist teacher and author David Brazier.
Genjō Kōan is the most important chapter in Zen master Dōgen’s principal major work, the Shōbōgenzō. Although Genjō Kōan is familiar to Buddhists both east and west, it is still not well understood. This new translation and commentary draws back the curtain revealing the deeper meaning of the text in language that...
We wanted to give you a heads-up on the new books we are publishing in 2019.
The Complete Works
Eight volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita have already been published, and we look forward to the launch of four new volumes in April. The existing 251 subscribers to The Complete Works will automatically receive the new volumes upon publication – you too can subscribe to join these individuals and Centres. Volumes are also available for individual purchase.
Help Windhorse Publications market and sell life-changing books in 2019
Windhorse Publications is looking for an Order member or someone in the Triratna ordination process for the position of Communications Coordinator. The Coordinator develops digital and print marketing campaigns so as to increase sales of Windhorse books on the website, and develops publicity campaigns, specifically with online and social media contacts, Triratna centre bookshops, the general press, Buddhist press, and the book trade.
3 or 4 days per week, negotiable and dependent on experience. ...
Our production team, led by Michelle, has been hard at work on four meaningful new books for 2019. These books focus on inner reflection and transformation.
If you feel these books are important to you and the world, please consider sponsoring a book. It is a difficult time for independent publishers to stay afloat. Help and support from our readers goes a long way.
We were pleased to offer Abbie-Leigh Smith an internship in our office for four weeks. Abbie is a talented master’s student in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She shares her experience as follows:
“Over the past 4 weeks I have had the opportunity to complete a work experience placement at Windhorse Publications. It was my first experience working in a small non-profit press, and my first time learning about a publishing house as a whole rather than sticking to one...
A dedicated teacher of the Dharma and a prolific author, the words of Sangharakshita live on through his Order and community, recorded talks and books.
Windhorse Publications has been the main publisher of Sangharakshita since its foundation in 1974, and we continue to publish his writings through The Complete Works. The Complete Works of Sangharakshita include all his previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. Eight volumes have been published, and there are nineteen more to come.
“Each time I dive deeper into the wilderness I can feel that green fire burning through me. Within me and without, I can sense the intense aliveness of life. But then I have to go back to my other life. How to...