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Our biggest-ever Winter Sale

Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 09:00

Our biggest-ever Winter Sale

Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 09:00

As we move towards the turning of the year and the northern hemisphere winter, there is time for connection, reflection and a re-evaluation of what is important in life. The Dharma – the teachings of the Buddha – can offer so much to the pursuit of a meaningful, skilful and vivid life.

In this year’s Winter Sale – our biggest yet – we’re offering books that will help you bring depth to your life, learn to work with your mind, and become...

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25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

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Introducing ‘Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way’

Wed, 10 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

Introducing ‘Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way’

Wed, 10 Nov, 2021 - 11:48

We’re delighted to introduce Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way. We’ll be publishing this wonderful new book by Devamitra in February 2022. 

In Entertaining Cancer, Devamitra chronicles his years of treatment for prostate cancer. He describes the fatigue, the heightened sense of being alive, and the discomforts and indignities of treatment. He also draws on the deep well of his Buddhist practice to work with his mind and meet fear, uncertainty and frailty with resolve. It is an entertaining read, full of humour, wit and fantastically funny dialogue.

It costs several...

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News about Sangharakshita’s Complete Works

Tue, 7 Sep, 2021 - 13:54

News about Sangharakshita’s Complete Works

Tue, 7 Sep, 2021 - 13:54

Latest Complete Works volumes out now

The next three volumes in the Complete Works have just been released, bringing the total number of published volumes to eighteen. With another nine volumes to go, we’re now officially two thirds of the way through the project. To mark this milestone, the chief editor, Vidyadevi, has written a Complete Works update. 

Read Vidyadevi’s Complete Works update

The new volumes are:

Volume 5: The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation

A compilation of Sangharakshita’s teachings on meditation

Whether dipped into, consulted on a specific subject, or read from cover to...

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Out now: 'The Burning House' by Shantigarbha

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 15:15

Out now: 'The Burning House' by Shantigarbha

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 15:15

2021 has been one of the hottest years on record in many parts of the globe. There have been wildfires in California, Turkey, Italy, Greece and Siberia as well as floods in the UK, Germany, Belgium, India and China. The continued existence of humans and other species is at risk if we don’t change our ways. 

António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, warned: ‘This is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is undisputable:...

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Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Book Launch - The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:14

Monday 30 August
11.00 US PST | 13.00 Mexico | 14.00 US EST | 19.00 IE & UK | 20.00 Europe CET | 06.00 New Zealand (next day)

Windhorse Publications are holding an online book launch to celebrate the publication of their latest title The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency by Shantigarbha.

In the book Shantigarbha explores how we can wake up and respond to the climate and ecological crisis from...

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'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

If you live in the Americas, you may be pleased to learn that Vajradevi’s Uncontrived Mindfulness: Ending Suffering through Attention, Curiosity and Wisdom is now available through our US distributors.

Uncontrived Mindfulness is a deep dive into the practice of exploring our experience as it happens. The emphasis is on cultivating wisdom, using the tools of attention, curiosity and discernment to recognize and see through the delusion that is causing our suffering. Vajradevi is a warm and insightful guide to this exploration,...

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Book Launch - I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 14:43

Book Launch - I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 14:43

Introducing I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism - A Book Launch
Windhorse Publications will be hosting a conversation between Danasamudra and the author of their most recent book I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Alice Collett.

Tuesday 13th July, 1 hour 30 minutes

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Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

As a female student and practitioner of Buddhism, at times I feel frustrated by the underrepresentation of women in Buddhist texts and iconography. To give just one example, out of the forty-six figures on Triratna’s refuge tree, only two are female. Frustrated I may be, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised. As author Alice Collett points out in Windhorse Publications’ latest release, I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Buddhism was born and developed within ancient...

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Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

With summer in the northern hemisphere fast approaching, and infections under control in many places, including here in the UK, lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease. What joy to be able to spend time together again! Some of us are making plans to go away on holiday, even if the choice of destination is somewhat limited. 

We’re really proud of our new books this year and we think any – or all! – of them would make great summer reading. Whether...