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Windhorse Publications is the biggest independent publisher of books on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism in the UK. Follow us as we welcome authors, teachers and eminent practitioners to talk about our books and the ideas and themes they cover. Our Publishing Director Dhammamegha will also be exploring great new books coming up from Windhorse and other publishers, and pointing you to interesting new dharma writers.

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Windhorse Publications is the biggest independent publisher of books on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism in the UK. Follow us as we welcome authors, teachers and eminent practitioners to talk about our books and the ideas and themes they cover. Our Publishing Director Dhammamegha will also be exploring great new books coming up from Windhorse and other publishers, and pointing you to interesting new dharma writers.

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    Student and Teacher - an interview with Cindy Rasicot

    Student and Teacher - an interview with Cindy Rasicot

    In this episode, Dhammamegha speaks with Cindy Rasicot - the author of a new book This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda. Cindy speaks about meeting her teacher Venerable Dhammananda, and responding to her challenging message of kindness and forgiveness rather than anger and hatred. The podcast conversation covers what it is like to be a student and disciple, different ways of practice in Asian and convert American Buddhism, and the radical transformation that can come with the healing practice of the medicine Buddha.
     
    Links: 
    Order This Fresh Existence online, from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy This Fresh Existence (Europe)
    Buy This Fresh Existence (US & Canada)
     
    Find out more about Cindy Rasicot and Venerable Dhammananda’s Monastery.
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    • 38 min
    The Subtle Art of Caring – an interview with author River Wolton

    The Subtle Art of Caring – an interview with author River Wolton

    Today we have a wonderful and insightful conversation with River Wolton, a poet, writer, activist, Buddhist teacher and author of her new book titled The Subtle Art of Caring. We talk about her life and practice and the Buddha’s teachings of the Brahma Viharas or divine abodes. In this book, River looks again at these ancient teachings as a resource for sustaining compassion through moments of pausing, befriending, enjoying, caring and letting be. 
    As Dene Donalds, Dharma teacher in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh and founding member of The Colours of Compassion Sangha says: 'If you wish to explore how to take Buddhism off the meditation cushion and into the world, read this book.' 
     
    Links: 
    Order The Subtle Art of Caring online, from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy The Subtle Art of Caring (Europe)
    Buy The Subtle Art of Caring (US & Canada)
     
    Find out more about River Wolton and the book.
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    • 53 min
    Buddhism: Where do you start? - In conversation with Sagaraghosa

    Buddhism: Where do you start? - In conversation with Sagaraghosa

    In this new episode of the Windhorse Publications podcast, our publishing director Dhammamegha speaks to the author of a book we’ll be bringing out later in September – Starting on the Buddhist Path: An Invitation.
    In the conversation, the author Sagaraghosa muses about her first encounters with Buddhism, the importance of friendship in practice and how the dharma can change our lives for the better. She also tackles that great Buddhist question of the nature of the self, and how we can reflect on the aspects of our experience and their possibilities as a gateway to greater happiness for ourselves and others.
     
    Links: 
    Order Starting on the Buddhist Path online, from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy Starting on the Buddhist Path (Europe)
    Buy Starting on the Buddhist Path (US & Canada)
     
    Find out more about Sagaraghosa and the book.
     
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    • 40 min
    ’Teachers of Enlightenment’ and going for refuge as part of a global sangha - a conversation with Vajratara

    ’Teachers of Enlightenment’ and going for refuge as part of a global sangha - a conversation with Vajratara

    The Dharma is a universal teaching and an array of practices for liberation. In history, it is embodied by teachers who respond to the particular forms of suffering and bondage that they are born into, human and social. 
    In its spread between India and what could broadly be called the West, the Triratna Buddhist movement and order is rather unique in contemporary convert Buddhism. 
    In this episode, Dhammamegha is in conversation with Vajratara about the recent developments in the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist community and order, and the release of a new edition of the book Teachers of Enlightenment by Kulananda. They speak about the inclusion of Dr. Ambedkar from India and Anagarika Dharmapala from Sri Lanka as engaged teachers whom Sangharakshita found inspiring.
     
    Links: 
    Order Teachers of Enlightenment online from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy Teachers of Enlightenment (Europe)
    Buy Teachers of Enlightenment (US & Canada)
     
    Find out more about Sangharakshita and the founding of the Triratna Buddhist movement in Nagabodhi’s recently published Sangharakshita: The Boy, The Man, The Monk.
     
    The Anagarika Dharmapala biography and other writings are included in Volume 8 of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita, Beating the Dharma Drum: India Writings II
     
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    • 35 min
    Learning to live in a free way - a conversation with Vessantara

    Learning to live in a free way - a conversation with Vessantara

    Thirty years after the first publication of Meeting the Buddhas, Dhammamegha speaks with Vessantara about the new edition of this classic Dharma text. After learning how the book came to be, the discussion turns to the qualities of the enlightened mind, and the nature and power of these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, and a whole path to living in freedom.
    We had this conversation in Vessantara’s lounge in January this year, and the sound quality isn’t as good as we would have liked, but still definitely worth a listen.
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    Links: 
    Order Meeting the Buddhas online from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy Meeting the Buddhas (Europe)
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    About Vessantara
    Vessantara's website and his new poem book Thirty Dragons and other Poems, 1967 – 2022
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    • 46 min
    Sangharakshita: The man behind the name – A conversation with Nagabodhi about his new book

    Sangharakshita: The man behind the name – A conversation with Nagabodhi about his new book

    A great storyteller and author, in this podcast Nagabodhi tells us about his life in relationship to Sangharakshita, and the interesting process of writing about him. Who was Sangharakshita, and what was his life’s project – working out what it is to be a Buddhist in the world today.
    We have a candid conversation about Sangharakshita’s sexuality, his relationships, his legacy, his experiments in ways of being, and the nature of community or Sangha. The book Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man comes out in the UK at the end of February 2023.
     
    Subscribe to our newsletter to get notified about future podcast releases.
    Links: 
    Order Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man online from your nearest independent bookshop or: 
    Buy Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man (Europe)
    Buy Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man (US & Canada)
     
    Learn more about Sangharakshita's life
    About Nagabodhi
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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