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.
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 practical eight-week course in mindfulness, providing a series of exercises that help you to pay closer attention to your everyday experiences.
Introductions to Buddhism
This short but wide-ranging book offers a fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world’s great religions.
Sangharakshita sorts out fact from myth and theory from practice to reveal the principal ideals and teachings of Buddhism.
Introductions to Meditation
‘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
Through a variety of led meditations, Paramananda teaches you how to listen to your body and develop a more satisfying understanding of yourself.
Going Deeper in Meditation
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.
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.
Vajragupta gives guidance on how to find greater equanimity and perspective in the ups and downs – big and small – of everyday life.
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.
Subhuti describes the mind from the Buddhist point of view, and shows how such knowledge can help us live a more satisfactory life.
Akuppa shows how the Buddhist philosophies of interconnectedness and compassion are of immense use in our efforts towards preserving the Earth.
‘If you wonder about the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this is an essential book.’ – David Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma