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A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook

One of our best-selling titles has just been released as an audiobook. It’s the award-wining Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction by Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves.

Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. Many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. All of us can struggle with these tendencies, but for some it can lead to the...

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A heads up about an issue with our email

Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 - 16:00

A heads up about an issue with our email

Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 - 16:00

We currently have an issue with our email. Many of the messages we are sending are either being returned to us undelivered or are being sent to the recipient’s junk folder. This applies to automatic emails sent by our website (for example, when you place an order) as well as responses to customer enquiries.

If you’ve contacted us in the past few days and haven’t heard back from us, or if you’ve placed an order on our website and haven’t...

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We've got lots of great reading for you!

Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

We've got lots of great reading for you!

Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

We’ve got lots of great reading lined up for you this week: we’re discounting eleven life-enhancing paperbacks in our Monthly Sale for December and we’ve got a link to the latest issue of Vajra Bell magazine. 

Announcing our Monthly Sale for December

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this time of year is a popular time for visiting friends and family and exchanging gifts, so we thought we’d bear that in mind when choosing which paperbacks to discount in our December sale. We’re calling this month’s...

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Another free eBook and three more news bites

Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

Another free eBook and three more news bites

Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

This week we have four news bites to share.

Our latest free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism

This week we’re offering another free eBook: Female Deities in Buddhism by Vessantara. Female deities in Buddhism take many forms: queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. Enter the magical realm of gently compassionate Kuan Yin from China, meet the elusive golden goddess from India representing Perfect Wisdom, and tangle with the energetic embodiments of freedom, the fearless sky-dancing dakinis of Tibet. Vessantara invites us to...

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Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

With new lockdown measures coming into effect in the UK, we’ve been thinking about how we might support you through the lockdown, and also how you might support us. 

How we’re supporting you

This week we’re offering another free eBook. We’ve chosen Teachers of Enlightenment by Kulananda. 

The defining act of being a Buddhist is ‘going for refuge’ to the three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. If we’re to do that effectively, we need to relate to the three jewels – the highest ideals of...

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A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

A new reprint, November’s sale and another free eBook

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

We’ve got three new offerings for you this week.

A new reprint

For quite some time one of Triratna’s core texts, Sangharakshita’s The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, has been out of print and has only been available as an eBook. We’re pleased to let you know that it’s now back in print. 

In The Ten Pillars of Buddhism Sangharakshita explores the ethical foundation of Buddhist practice through the ten precepts that members of the Triratna Buddhist Order take on at ordination. It provides a fascinating insight for anyone interested...

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Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

Our latest eBook giveaway: ‘A Survey of Buddhism’

Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 - 13:45

For the next two weeks we’re giving away the eBook edition of a ground-breaking text that has inspired readers for decades: Sangharakshita’s A Survey of Buddhism. The great Buddhist teacher and writer Lama Anagarika Govinda wrote, ‘It would be difficult to find a single book in which the history and development of Buddhist thought has been described as vividly and clearly as in this survey.’ 

The first chapter, which runs to almost two hundred pages, explores the doctrines and methods common to...

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We're offering another free eBook

Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of It’s Not Out There: How to see differently and live an extraordinary, ordinary life by Danapriya. In this video, Helen from the Windhorse Publications team interviews Danapriya about the book.

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...

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Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newly published Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...