Author interviews

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist … [ Read More ]

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. Windhorse Publications features … [ Read More ]

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha. Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account … [ Read More ]

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation – available now!

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation – available now!

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation is now available in paperback and eBook format. Described by Jack Kornfield as ‘a gift of visionary scholarship and practice’, Anālayo’s new book examines and interpretes material on the meditative practices of compassion and emptiness in the early Buddhist discourses. Listen to our interview with Anālayo to … [ Read More ]

An interview with Subhadramati, author of ‘Not About Being Good’

An interview with Subhadramati, author of ‘Not About Being Good’

What do you find so inspiring about Buddhist ethics? Firstly, what I love about Buddhist ethics is that it’s so practical; it’s something that you can actually do, and you can start straight away. But what I’m also drawn to is the fact that the Buddhist principles in their positive formulation (the principles of kindness, … [ Read More ]

An interview with Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery’

An interview with Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery’

Last month, Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery‘, was interviewed by Canada’s Talk Recovery Radio. Here’s an edited excerpt from the interview: Most of us either know someone who has suffered from some form of addiction or have suffered from addiction ourselves. Why do you think it is so common? I would say that the main … [ Read More ]

An interview with Anālayo, author of ‘Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization’ and ‘Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna’

An interview with Anālayo, author of ‘Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization’ and ‘Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna’

Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna is a companion volume to your earlier publication, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization. How are the two books distinct and how do they work together? My first book, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, came out of a PhD I did in Sri Lanka. It was the product of my academic … [ Read More ]