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Read about the most positive female role models imaginable this International Women’s Day

Read about the most positive female role models imaginable this International Women’s Day

Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. What better way to spend it than engaging with Vessantara’s Female Deities in Buddhism – we are offering 40% off the book in our Spring Sale! “Western women often grow up feeling rather impoverished in the area of positive female role models. In these pages you will come upon the … [ Read More ]

Sangharakshita on love and fidelity

On the power mode and the love mode Love which is the positive form of the First Precept is no mere flabby sentiment but the vigorous expression of an imaginative identification with other living beings. ‘Love’ is in fact far too week a word for the positive counterpart of non-killing or non-violence. Just as killing … [ 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 ]

Live your life with full attention!

Live your life with full attention!

This September and October, the London Buddhist Centre and the Cambridge Buddhist centre are running the popular Life With Full Attention course, based on Maitreyabandhu’s best-selling book, Life With Full Attention. Life With Full Attention is a practical course in mindfulness – it’s about finding more enjoyment and vibrancy in the midst of life, even a busy … [ Read More ]

Sangharakshita’s ‘Living Wisely’ is now available!

Sangharakshita’s ‘Living Wisely’ is now available!

We are very happy to announce the release of Sangharakshita’s Living Wisely! In this companion volume to Living Ethically, Sangharakshita offers further advice from Nagarjuna’s famous text, Precious Garland. He suggests that although the development of wisdom is not an easy task, learning to live wisely is ultimately the most satisfying of all human endeavours. … [ Read More ]

‘Karma, Interdependence, and Blame’ – an article by Nagapriya, author of ‘Exploring Karma and Rebirth’

‘Karma, Interdependence, and Blame’ – an article by Nagapriya, author of ‘Exploring Karma and Rebirth’

When speaking of Karma, we generally emphasise individual agency and personal responsibility or accountability; that is to say, we see ourselves as autonomous ethical agents who bear individual responsibility for our actions. We do it, we are to praise or blame, and so we reap the consequences. We see ourselves as capable of making personal … [ Read More ]

Imagining the Buddha

Sangharakshita has said that ‘To live the Buddhist life, to become like the Buddha, we must imagine the Buddha.’ But what is the imagination? Why is it so important to the Buddhist life? And how can we actually bring the image of the Buddha alive in the modern world? At Windhorse Publications, we have been … [ Read More ]