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Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

This is the eighth week that we’ll be sharing a weekly e-book. When we started in March, it seemed likely that it would be something we’d do for a month or two at the most. Yet here we are, two months later, and this new future stretches before us. 

This week we’re giving away Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: the psychology of Buddhist ethics. You can download it free here until 25 May. You can also buy a paper copy here

Mind in Harmony is...

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Free eBook - week 7

Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 13:53

Free eBook - week 7

Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 13:53

This week’s free eBook is A Deeper Beauty: Buddhist Reflections on Everyday Life by Paramananda. You can download it here until 18 May
 
One sentence from Paramananda struck me over the weekend: “We suffer from a form of forgetfulness brought about by the lack of spaciousness.” 
 
This book is a beautiful guide, within whatever time you have, to finding a path into spaciousness. Through poetry and reflections, Paramananda lives and teaches how to take the time...

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This weeks eBook give away

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This weeks eBook give away

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 14:22

This week we’re giving away The Buddha on Wall Street by Vaddhaka in our Free the Dharma Campaign. You can download it here until the 11th of May. 

The lockdown is having a huge impact on economies at all levels – households, businesses, countries. The future is uncertain. While it has does economic damage, it also relieves the pressures on the environment, and perhaps to some of us too.  

There is no better guide to thinking through what Buddhism can offer to our common and economic life than this...

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Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

Week 4 of ‘Free the Dharma’: announcing this week’s free eBook

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:27

As the coronavirus situation rolls out across the world, there has been a proliferation of creativity – everything from amateur dramatics and puns to the broadcasting of art and music. Some high-profile musicians have been live streaming from their bedrooms. 

Art in all its forms allows us to be fully human, to create meaning and to nurture what unites us. That’s why this week’s free eBook is The Poet’s Way by Manjusvara. You can download it here. It will be available until the...

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Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

Week 3 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:28

None of us have lived through times like this before. The Dharma gives us tools to work with our everyday minds. It also offers strong medicine for strong times.

This week’s free eBook is Tales of Freedom. You can download it here. Its author, Vessantara, tackles how to work with our minds when the chips are down. Vessantara is one of Triratna’s most experienced retreat and meditation leaders. He is also a very good storyteller. He shows us that we can find...

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Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

There’s never been a better time to read! 
 
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.
 
In this month’s Stay at Home Sale we’ve gathered five books...

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Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

Week 2 of free eBooks with ‘Free the Dharma'

Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:25

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...

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Free the Dharma

Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 15:47

Free the Dharma

Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 15:47

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...

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Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

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...

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Windhorse Publications' farewell party for Priyananda, Lee Walford and Ratnaghosha

Mon, 2 Mar, 2020 - 12:10

Windhorse Publications' farewell party for Priyananda, Lee Walford and Ratnaghosha

Mon, 2 Mar, 2020 - 12:10

[All photos by Jeremy Peters]

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...

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