Nagapriya on the benefits of reading

Continuing our celebration of books in Buddhism, here’s a great video of Nagapriya and his friends at El Centro Budista de Ciudad de México talking about the benefits of reading and how Sangharakshita’s books in particular have influenced their spiritual life. Find out more about Nagapriya and his two books, Exploring Karma and Rebirth and Visions … [ Read More ]

Help support our new book, ‘Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’

Help support our new book, ‘Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’

In January next year we are publishing a very exciting new book by Valerie Mason-John and Dr Paramabandhu Groves, Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, and we need your help to make it happen. Publishing is changing – we increasingly need start-up funding in a book’s production and marketing, which is … [ Read More ]

We love Buddhist ethics because…

Thanks for all your contributions to our Not About Being Good competition, we really enjoyed reading all of the entries. We are very happy to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Not About Being Good, chosen by the Windhorse Publications team and Subhadramati, is Beverley Hooper with “I love Buddhist ethics because … [ Read More ]

The Eternal Legacy

The Eternal Legacy

 For many of us, the book that changed our life wouldn’t have been written without the man who changed his life and became the Buddha. And although he didn’t write anything down, we have the entire body of Buddhist canonical literature that has been given to us by our ancestors – what Sangharakshita has described … [ Read More ]

Dhivan Thomas Jones: The book that changed my life

The book that changed my life was Cartesian Meditations: an Introduction to Phenomenology by Edmund Husserl (originally published 1931, published in English translation 1960). Husserl was the founder of phenomenology, a philosophical movement that seeks to discover the truth by returning to ‘the things themselves’, putting aside presuppositions and assumptions by a kind of philosophical purification. … [ Read More ]

The book that changed my life

The book that changed my life

The Internet has taken over our lives to such an extent that these days we’re probably more likely to associate reading with skimming over web pages and blog articles than engaging with real-life books. In the fast-paced modern world it is easy to forget the benefits gained from reading a book, cover to cover. But … [ Read More ]