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 exploring the themes of the Buddha and the imagination in preparation for the Triratna...
Featured Title: The Art of Reflection by Ratnaguna
Available from the Windhorse online store, £9.99 It’s all too easy either to think obsessively, or to not think enough. But how do we think usefully? How do we reflect? Like any art, reflection can be learnt and developed, leading to a deeper understanding of life and to the fullness of wisdom. Drawing on his own experience and on Buddhist teachings, Western philosophy, psychology and...
Read an excerpt from 'Solitude and Loneliness',... →
‘Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View’ will be released in just under two weeks’ time. Can’t wait until then? Here’s the introduction and the first chapter for you to read for free!
Join Kamalashila in imagining the Buddha →
Over the last couple of months, Kamalashila has been launching his new book ‘Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight’ at Buddhist centres across the UK. If you didn’t manage to attend one of these events, you can listen to the short talk he gave at the West London Buddhist Centre on ’Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight: the basis of meditation in...
Mindful eating: How to think more and eat less →
It’s not often that we think of eating as anything more than a basic functional or sensual experience. But bringing our full awareness to what we consume can have a powerful and transformative affect on ourselves and the world around us. Last week Kulananda, mindfulness trainer and author of Principles of Buddhism was interviewed by the Independent. Interested in what he has to say? Browse...