As we move towards the turning of the year and the northern hemisphere winter, there is time for connection, reflection and a re-evaluation of what is important in life. The Dharma – the teachings of the Buddha – can offer so much to the pursuit of a meaningful, skilful and vivid life.

In this year’s Winter Sale – our biggest yet – we’re offering books that will help you bring depth to your life, learn to work with your mind, and become freer and more loving. And of course, we can bring these qualities into contact with friends and family, whether we’re together in person or online.

Free eBook

Dhammapada DRM-free eBook (epub & mobi formats) by Sangharakshita

Dhammapada: The Way of Truth

translated by Sangharakshita

Dhammapada is one of the most popular and influential of Buddhist scriptures. Contained within its short verses are the essential teachings of the Buddha; words to be savoured, reflected upon and revisited. This translation by Sangharakshita brings a refreshing sense of directness and immediacy to these verses.

Free until 12th December

25% off selected paperbacks

We’ve put together a themed selection of paperbacks. Whether you buy them for yourself or as gifts for friends and family, there’s something for everyone!

Use the code winter25 at checkout to get 25% off the books below.

The code is valid until 12th December.

Books for everyone

‘Engaging, accessible and eminently practical. A starter-kit for making the most of your life.’ Maitreyabandhu, author of Life with Full Attention

A Guide to the Buddhist Path by Sangharakshita

A practical eight-week course in mindfulness, providing a series of exercises that help you to pay closer attention to your everyday experiences.

A perfect introduction to mindfulness meditation for time-pressed women who want an accessible way into the benefits of mindfulness.

Introductions to Buddhism

A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton

This short but wide-ranging book offers a fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world’s great religions.

A Guide to the Buddhist Path by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita sorts out fact from myth and theory from practice to reveal the principal ideals and teachings of Buddhism.

Sangharakshita explores the most widely known of the Buddha’s teachings and makes them practical, accessible and relevant to the way we live our lives today.

Introductions to Meditation

Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Paramananda

‘If you’ve always thought meditation might be a good idea, but found other step-by-step guides lacking in spirit, this book could finally get you going.’ Here’s Health

The Body by Paramananda

Through a variety of led meditations, Paramananda teaches you how to listen to your body and develop a more satisfying understanding of yourself.

The Breath by Vessantara

Vessantara provides practical ways to integrate meditation into your life, and suggests methods for deepening calm and concentration.

Going Deeper in Meditation

Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight by KamalashilaContents

A comprehensive and practical guide to Buddhist meditation, providing detailed advice for meditators at all levels of experience who are seeking to deepen their practice.

Paramananda guides us in grounding experience in the body, turning towards it with kindness, and seeing another way of understanding and being in the world.

Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. Useful to meditators from any tradition or background.

Buddhism for Everyday Life

Vajragupta gives clear explanations of Buddhist teachings and guidance on how to apply them to enrich our busy and complex lives.

Sailing the Worldly Winds: A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life by Vajragupta

Vajragupta gives guidance on how to find greater equanimity and perspective in the ups and downs – big and small – of everyday life.

A Path for Parents by Sara Burns

A refreshingly honest and accessible account of how parents can grow spiritually among the everyday experiences of life with children.

Buddhist Ethics

Subhadramati explores how Buddhist ethics are not about ‘being good’ to gain rewards, but spring from the awareness that other people are essentially no different from ourselves.

Mind in Harmony: The Psychology of Buddhist Ethics by SubhutiTitle page

Subhuti describes the mind from the Buddhist point of view, and shows how such knowledge can help us live a more satisfactory life.

Sangharakshita’s commentary on the Buddha’s teaching of metta (loving-kindness) in the Karaniya Metta Sutta gives guidance on how to cultivate kindness in everyday life.

Engaged Buddhism

Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View by Akuppa

Akuppa shows how the Buddhist philosophies of interconnectedness and compassion are of immense use in our efforts towards preserving the Earth.

The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It by Vaddhaka LinnTitle page

‘If you wonder about the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this is an essential book.’ – David Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma

By considering why people eat meat and relating this to Buddhist ethics, Bodhipaksa explores habits and the possibility of change.