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Dharmabyte: Resisting Dukkha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Vessantara offers a pithy look into the suffering of suffering and the myriad of strategies that pull us away from tending to what’s happening in the present moment. 

From the talk entitled Dukkha Dukkha, part of a series of talks and led meditation from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased, 2018.

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Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

A line from a poem by Damian Barr has been widely quoted recently: ‘We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.’ In some places the winds of COVID-19 are raging, and the boats are not seaworthy. In India. In Brazil. Amongst those who have lost much in the last year, one way or another. So, this week we’re giving away the eBook edition of Vessantara’s The Heart, a guide to cultivating a boundless, loving heart that...

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FBA Podcast: Sitting At the Centre of the Mandala

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 10 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

Once again at the Centre of the Mandala, we meet Vairocana. How do we balance the teachings of effort and openness? One way is through the image of the Sun and relaxed being, the practice of the Dharma is simply to come back. Yet, of course, this requires effort.

Another question is the balance between practical and mythical approaches: Can we hold both at once? What do we give significance to? What do we make real ? Can we open to a world...

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Dharmabyte: Uncertainty as Positive Emotion

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

A Tibetan Story shared by Vessantara about a young boy and his family and the uncertainty of the course of our lives.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Positive Emotion as part of the series The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion Retreat given on a retreat called The Mandala of Spiritual Practice: Positive Emotion at Adhisthana, 2015.

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Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 17:30

Another free eBook and three more news bites

By Helen - Windhor... on 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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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

Windhorse Publications
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This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara. Bodhisattvas, or ‘Enlightenment Beings’, are dedicated to one thing: working endlessly in the service of living beings, helping them to achieve Enlightenment. This book introduces a panoply of archetypal bodhisattvas from the Buddhist tradition and their visualization practices, including Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Vajrapāṇi, Green Tārā and White Tārā.

In an interview in 2012, Vessantara commented: 

“[One] main use of visualization practices is that they help us see clearly

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This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook and two upcoming books by Anālayo

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara. This book introduces a panoply of archetypal bodhisattvas from the Buddhist tradition and their visualization practices, including Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Vajrapāṇi, Green Tārā and White Tārā.

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Buddhas, also by Vessantara, is still free until the 31st of August.

Next month we’ll be releasing two new books by award-winning author Bhikkhu Anālayo: Introducing Mindfulness, which is an accessible beginner’s guide,...

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Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

This week we’re giving away A Guide to the Buddhas by Vessantara, which is an essential addition to your virtual collection of Dharma books.

Why does Buddhism refer to so many Buddhas? Who are they, and what can they tell us about ourselves? In this inspiring book we meet the Buddhas who form part of the rich symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism. Vessantara combines the power of storytelling with practical guidance and succeeds in bringing to life six Buddhas and their visualization practices (the...

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Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

This week Windhorse Publications is giving away A Guide to the Buddhas by Vessantara. 

Why does Buddhism refer to so many Buddhas? Who are they, and what can they tell us about ourselves? In this inspiring book we meet the Buddhas who form part of the rich symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism. Vessantara combines the power of storytelling with practical guidance and succeeds in bringing to life six Buddhas and their visualization practices (the historical Buddha, Śakyamuni, and the archetypal Buddhas of the...

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