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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 - 15:00

This week’s free eBook

This week we’re delighted to be giving away Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism: An Introduction by Sangharakshita, which leads the reader through the Sevenfold Puja and gives a feeling for the depth of spiritual practice to be contacted through reciting devotional verses, making offerings and chanting mantras.

It’s not too late to download last week’s free eBook, The Yogi’s Joy, also by Sangharakshita. It will remain free until the 17th of August. 

When you download your eBook(s), please consider making a donation...

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This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita. 

We’re offering The Yogi’s Joy to support the online summer retreat ‘The Fire of Joy’. If you find this book helpful, you could also read the text that came from the rest of Sangharakshita’s Milarepa seminars, published across two volumes of his Complete Works under the title Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship. You can find the first volume here and the second volume here. We’ve created a discount code fireofjoy that you can...

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Download our 20th free eBook

Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Download our 20th free eBook

Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

This week we’re delighted to be giving away the twentieth free eBook in our Free the Dharma campaign, and we’ve chosen a real corker: Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Anālayo, which is normally priced at £15.99. You can buy the paperback here.

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is one of the Buddha’s principal teachings on mindfulness and meditation and is the basis of much insight meditation practice today. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization is a thorough and insightful guide to...

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This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton. It describes the evolution of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and its varied developments in its homeland, India, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. 

The author acknowledges that some Buddhists may question the value of learning about the history of Buddhism, but writes:

While I agree that the Dharma is essentially ahistorical,

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This week's free eBook and much more!

Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

This week's free eBook and much more!

Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

The COVID-19 crisis has affected us all differently. I’ve been very aware of the situation in India and the work Triratna charities are doing there to meet the material and spiritual needs of people with fewer protections than exist in many other parts of the world. To raise money for one of these charities, the Karuna Trust, I’ve recorded an album of Buddhist mantras. The album has raised £917 so far, but with a fundraising target of £5,000 there’s still a...

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This weeks eBook giveaway and an update

Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 09:26

This weeks eBook giveaway and an update

Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 09:26

This week we’re giving away The Heart by Vessantara. This short book offers a grounded and profound guide to the metta bhavana. You can download it here until July 13. 

It’s a big week at Windhorse Publications. Since late March, more than 9,000 free eBooks have been downloaded for our website. It’s been a joy to share the dharma, and thanks to your donations and purchases we’ve had enough income to keep going. What you may not know is that we stopped all new book production, commissioning and reprints,...

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Week 12 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 12:15

Week 12 of free eBooks with 'Free the Dharma'

Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 12:15

I find it hard to believe we’re now into the twelfth week of our Free the Dharma eBook giveaway. When we began it back in March, we had no idea it would still be running almost three months later. For most people, the past three months have been especially challenging. Whenever I’m feeling challenged, there are two main supports I turn to: friends and books; particularly books about the Dharma. I feel heartened to know that, thanks to Free the...

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This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

Hi, it’s Helen here. This week I’m off furlough and back at work so that Dhammamegha can take a well-earned break.

Since it’s a Monday and the first of the month, we have two resources to announce today – the weekly free eBook and new paperbacks on sale!  

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month (BAM!). The theme for BAM! this year is ‘For the Earth’. The eBook edition of Akuppa’s Saving...

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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...