By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38
We’d like to share some moving words from a group of readers we have had for years now. On request, our Publishing Controller Michelle sends free Windhorse Publications books and written replies to prisoners. The gratitude with which they receive them is touching. These books and letters enhance their lives, and in a place where there is a lot of time for reflection, they can find greater self awareness and understanding through the Dharma.
Please note the changes to our published schedule: this introduction to meditation is a 3-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9PM, beginning September 14. It will be held in the Ladies Parlor of South Church, 292 State St.
In this beginners’ course, led by Dh Suddhayu, we will explore two basic meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice. The adventure begins here! Registration is free. Register...
Three hundred and fifty or so members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have been meeting at Adhisthana,UK. This summer’s UK and Ireland Order weekend included women and men from countries including Sweden, France, Spain, India, Belgium, Mexico and Venezuela, supported by an international mitra team.
The weekend had three emphases: 1. Extending outwards 2. Going deeper 3. Learning from the past
Extending outwards The Order’s symbol is the thousand-armed...
By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07
We have released Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness just ahead of a prediction reported in The Bookseller - the UK’s publishing-trade magazine - that the next trending lifestyle attitude after lagom and hygge is . . . kindness.
Last week Vidyadasi led the class and explored what we mean by ‘Mindfulness’ - what qualities are we looking for? In addition to a guided practice and discussion there was time to reflect on some notes & points on the theme of mindfulness:
Mindfulness is not the same as thinking about something. It is more like ‘awareness’.
In mindfulness, we are just ‘being’, not ‘doing’.
These things are ‘doing’: planning, worrying, remembering, replaying, ruminating, comparing, going over, wondering, imagining.
Turn off the autopilot.
‘Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying...
Breathworks is a fantastic organisation set up and run my members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Here is the latest blog post by Program Director Singhashri Gazmuri. If you missed it in January, it’s well-worth a read to understand what mindfulness is, isn’t, and why it is so important in the world today.
Vidyamala, founder of Breathworks, spent December running an online video retreat on the American Buddhist site, Tricycle.com. This set of four 20-minute talks isentitled ’Freeing the Mind When the Body Hurts”. She writes:
“I started developing mindfulness courses for people with pain and illness way back in 2001, drawing on my own experience of coming to meditation with a spinal injury and wanting to offer advice for others in similar circumstances. Joined by Sona and Ratnaguna, we developed this to become the Community Interest (not-for-profit) Company...
By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24
This season, awaken and enliven with a good book. Or, give the gift of one of our books or meditation CDs to a friend. Allowing a friend to explore a guided meditation CD or book on Buddhism, meditation or mindfulness can be a wonderful way to support him/her through the season. As stated in the Dhammapada, “The gift of the Dhamma surpasses all gifts.”
The eGift card can be used for any book or CD on our...