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  • by Sangharakshita
    £7.49 - 9.49

    The theme of this anthology is words, especially words in the context of the Dharma. Words have such power and magic, and yet they also present so many limitations and pitfalls. There are questions of how to use them skilfully and accurately, and the dangers of taking things too literally or misunderstanding metaphors. Indeed, there's the difference between understanding words and really knowing anything at all. There's the relationship between words and the truth, and the role poetry plays in connecting them.

  • by Shantigarbha
    £8.49

    A beautifully written guide to how empathy and mindfulness help us connect with ourselves and others.

  • by Analayo
    £7.99

    Buddhist meditator and scholar Bhikkhu Analayo presents this thorough-going guide to the early Buddhist teachings on Satipaa'-a'-hana, the foundations of mindfulness, following on from his two best-selling books, Satipaa'-a'-hana and Perspectives on Satipaa'-a'-hana. With mindfulness being so widely taught, there is a need for a clear-sighted and experience-based guide. Analayo provides it.

  • by Paramabandhu Groves
    £7.99

    This book is all about kindness behaviour training. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience as well as Buddhism to develop a practical course in cultivating kindness, intended to complement and augment other mindfulness-based approaches. Amid the recent explosion of secular mindfulness, their aim is to reemphasize the importance of the heart, introducing the reader to a variety of ways of approaching kindness-based meditation, as well as to how to put kindness into practice in daily life.

  • by Paramabandhu Groves
    £7.99

    This book is all about kindness behaviour training. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience as well as Buddhism to develop a practical course in cultivating kindness, intended to complement and augment other mindfulness-based approaches. Amid the recent explosion of secular mindfulness, their aim is to reemphasize the importance of the heart, introducing the reader to a variety of ways of approaching kindness-based meditation, as well as to how to put kindness into practice in daily life.

  • by Vessantara
    £7.99

    Drawn from the rich variety of the Buddhist tradition, the stories convey a sense of inner freedom. We see ordinary people liberate themselves from anger and grief, and great teachers remain free even in the face of death. Vessantara's commentary shows us how we can move towards that freedom in our own lives. Stories have the power to transform us as we enter their world. The wisdom of these beautifully told stories can teach us how to break out of our self-imposed mental prisons - and roam free.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £11.49

    This book traces Sangharakshita's development from a childhood dominated by illness and books to homeless wandering and ordination as a Buddhist monk. It takes us from the streets of wartime London to the dusty villages, ashrams and mountain caves of India. Full of fascinating characters and keen insights, The Rainbow Road from Tooting Broadway to Kalimpong is as finely observed - and as entertaining - as a first-rate travel book.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £12.99

    Sangharakshita introduces us to the wonderful world of three of the best-loved Mahayana sutras - a world from which we emerge with treasures in the form of teachings and advice that are a great support in how to live our lives in the everyday world. From the transcendental critique of religion and the means of unification offered by the Vimalakirti-nirdesa to the light shed on economics, ecology and politics by the Sutra of Golden Light, these commentaries offer a unique and deeply meaningful perspective on the value of human existence.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £12.99

    For Buddhists everywhere, the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha - are at the heart of daily life and practice. But how can we make our engagement with these precious ideals practical and real? In this volume - the companion volume to the forthcoming Three Jewels I, in which the nature of going for Refuge to the Three Jewels is explored - are gathered three much loved books, Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?

  • by Analayo
    £10.49

    Disease and death are undeniably integral parts of human life. Yet when they manifest we are easily caught unprepared. To prepare for these, we need to learn how to skilfully face illness and passing away. A source of practical wisdom can be found in the early discourses that record the teachings given by the Buddha and his disciples. The chief aim of this book is to provide a collection of passages taken from the Buddha's early discourses that provide guidance for facing disease and death.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £12.99

    One of the most far-reaching of Sangharakshita's contributions to modern Buddhism was giving shape to the Buddhist conversion movement begun by the great Indian statesman and reformer, Dr B.R. Ambedkar. The first part tells the story of how Ambedkar overcame the suffering and struggle of his early years to become the shaper of the Indian constitution and the leader of his people to a new life. The second part is a collection of 36 talks from Sangharakshita's tour of the Buddhist communities in India in 1981-2.

  • by Valerie Mason-John
    £7.49

    All of us can struggle with the tendency towards addiction, but for some it can destroy their lives. Whether you are struggling to stay off heroin or with an obsessive pattern of thinking that prevents you from leading a more fulfilling life, the same principles - the Eight Steps of this book - apply. These steps take you away from the trouble caused by addictive tendencies, helping you untangle these drives, to discover a richer way of living.

  • by Valerie Mason-John
    £7.49

    All of us can struggle with the tendency towards addiction, but for some it can destroy their lives. Whether you are struggling to stay off heroin or with an obsessive pattern of thinking that prevents you from leading a more fulfilling life, the same principles - the Eight Steps of this book - apply. These steps take you away from the trouble caused by addictive tendencies, helping you untangle these drives, to discover a richer way of living.

  • by Dhivan Thomas Jones
    £7.49

    This being, that becomes; from the arising of this, that arises. This succinct formula, recorded in texts and carved in inscriptions throughout the Buddhist world, is said to summarise the whole of the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha. But how can such a simple summary be the conceptual formulation that characterises the experience of a Buddha, an 'Awakened One', a state beyond all words and concepts? Dhivan Thomas Jones tells us how, and takes us into the heart of the Buddha's insight that everything arises in dependence on conditions. With the aid of lucid reflections and exercises he prompts us to explore how conditionality works in our own lives, and provides a sure guide to the most essential teaching of Buddhism.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £7.49

    Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, moved to Moseley, Birmingham in 1997. He was in his early 70s and stayed there 16 years. In some ways it was one of the most important periods of his life: he was handing on his responsibilities to senior disciples. What was it like to be Sangharakshita then? This miscellany of prose and verse brings us right into the life and mind of the author. These are not 'Buddhist teachings' in the traditional sense but the output of someone whose whole life has been lived in and for the Dharma.

  • by Kalyanavaca
    £8.99

    This book brings together essays by 19 women who have been ordained within the Buddhist tradition. They come from different countries and have different lifestyles. Some are career women, some are mothers leading a family life, others live and work in country retreat centres. Their firm commitment to Buddhism is perhaps the only thing they all have in common. Here they demonstrate how they are trying to bring the various aspects and concerns of their daily lives into harmony with the Buddhist ideals and practice.

  • by Maitreyabandhu
    £8.99

    The journey starts with your mind, particularly when you begin to look into the truth of things. What you find in the guide, the Buddha, is an individual with a 'fit', happy mind. To get fit, you need to work on becoming a happy, healthy human being. You can then begin to open up to the mystery of things, to Enlightenment itself. Maitreyabandhu takes you on the journey with practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindfulness, simplifying your life and knowing yourself.

  • by Ratnaguna
    £10.49

    An inspiring commentary on the three sutras at the centre of East Asian Buddhist faith. The three Pure Land Sutras are a body of Mahayana scriptures that for centuries have played an important part in the spiritual life of East Asian Buddhists. These texts describe Sukhavati, the archetypal 'land of bliss' presided over by Amitabha or Amitayus, the Buddha of Infinite Light and Eternal Life. This book is a beautiful exploration of the imaginative world portrayed in the Pure Land Sutras. Includes new translations of the sutras by Sraddhapa.

  • by Vaddhaka Linn
    £6.99

    'An original, insightful, and provocative evaluation of our economic situation today. If you wonder about the social implications of Buddhist teachings, this is an essential book.' David Loy, author Money, Sex, War, Karma. 'Lays bare the pernicious consequences of corporate capitalism and draws forth from Buddhism suggestions for creating benign alternatives conducive to true human flourishing.' Bhikkhu Bodhi, editor In the Buddha's Words. After his Enlightenment the Buddha set out to help liberate the individual and create a society free from suffering. The economic resources now exist to offer everyone decent food, shelter, work and leisure, to allow us to fulfil our potential as human beings. What is it in modern capitalism which prevents that? Can Buddhism build something better than our current economic system? Vaddhaka Linn explores these questions by examining our economic world from the moral standpoint of the Buddha.

  • by Subhuti
    £9.99

    'It's not our bank balance, looks, social status or popularity that determines how happy, free and fulfilled we are in life. Finally, what really counts is our state of mind. Subhuti helps us to identify what's going on in our mind, and see clearly what's helpful and what will end in tears.' Vessantara. 'This is a refreshing approach to the classical Abhidharma material, relentlessly experiential and eminently practical.' Andrew Olendzki

  • by Sangharakshita
    £7.49

    The pieces collected here were written over a ten year period crucial to the development of Sangharakshita's thought and expression. From visionary early writings to the later articles leavened by deep reflection, there emerges the unmistakeable voice of the writer of A Survey of Buddhism. There is a wide range of subject matter from explorations of the entire field of Buddhism to the encounter of Buddhism with western culture and modern life and brilliant expositions of the implications for humanity of the Buddha's teaching of selflessness.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £6.49

    The life of the great Anagarika Dharmapala, who was the first to 'girdle the globe with the Master's Message' is told here by Sangharakshita with a vividness and passion that has inspired generations of Buddhists. The volume also includes a series of pieces written under the pseudonym 'Himavantavasi', which were first published in the Maha Bodhi journal in the 1950s. Taken together these remarkable writings from one of the leading figures in the modern Buddhist world are spiritually invigorating and deeply inspiring.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £12.99

    In 1964 Sangharakshita left India for a visit to the UK. After twenty years in the subcontinent - travelling and lecturing, writing, working among the most deprived, and extending and deepening his knowledge of the Dharma - he had been invited by leading British Buddhists to help resolve tensions in the British Buddhist scene. We witness the turning point at which he decided to dedicate his life to working 'for the good of Buddhism' in his native land, culminating in the birth of a new Buddhist movement.

  • by Vessantara
    £6.49

    Queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. Female deities in Buddhism take many forms to inspire, beguile, rouse and protect us. Enter the magical realm of gently compassionate Kuan Yin from China, meet the elusive golden goddess from India representing Perfect Wisdom, and tangle with the energetic embodiments of freedom, the fearless sky-dancing dakinis of Tibet. Respected Western Buddhist teacher Vessantara invites us to learn more about ourselves as women and men by reflecting on these figures.

  • by Moksananda
    £4.99

    Finding something of true value that evokes our faith and commitment is rare indeed, especially in a time when positive myths are in danger of disappearing. Those in the West today seeking ordination as Buddhists are still convinced of the need to commit to the search for spiritual awakening. Looking at themes such as altruism, purity, loyalty, and courage, and drawing on the examples of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Ordination offers some of the mystery and challenge, confusion and joy the quest can entail.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £14.49

    A Survey of Buddhism continues to provide an indispensable study of the entire field of Buddhist thought and practice, placing its development in a historical context. 'I recommend Sangharakshita's book as the best survey of Buddhism' Dr Edward Conze, author of Buddhism: Its Essence and Development and translator of Buddhist Wisdom Books and The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines '...simply the most complete single volume survey of all the major doctrines and traditions in the development of Buddhism.' Buddhist Peace Fellowship

  • by Saddhaloka
    £5.99

    We do not know if the Buddha could read or write. He left nothing other than the oral stories of his life, his inspiration and his teachings, passed from generation to generation. Later, his words and the incidents of his life were preserved for us on fragile palm leaves. These stories are as fresh and relevant today as they were when told under the cool moonlight of India 2,500 years ago. This collection of timeless, well-loved stories from the life of the Buddha is presented with simple elegance by Saddhaloka.

  • by Jinananda
    £5.99

    We have all seen images of the Buddha, legs crossed, eyes lowered. There is a decisive energy in his half smile. But who was the man who became the Buddha? What is his story, and how does it relate to us? Warrior of Peace is a poetic and rousing account of the Buddha's life story. Bringing together the strands of history, fact, traditional oral legend and symbolic myth, Jinananda shows us how the Buddha's dramatic story is a mirror of our own search for meaning.

  • by Vessantara
    £4.99

    Enter the rich world of Buddhist symbolism.The vajra and the vajra-bell are important sacred objects used in Tantric ritual, and this colourful book lays before us an unexpected array of associations and images to enrich our understanding of these powerful and fascinating symbols. We discover that they embody all masculine and feminine qualities, transcendental compassion and wisdom, bliss and emptiness. By reflecting deeply on this perfect pair, we too can become sources of wisdom and compassion for the world.

  • by Sangharakshita
    £5.99

    Tibetan Buddhism is becoming increasingly common and fashionable in Western media but this familiarity can cause its teachings and message to be misunderstood. Sangharakshita is ideally suited as our guide through the vast realm of Tibetan Buddhism, having spent many years in contact with Tibetan lamas of all schools, from whom he received several initiations. This down-to-earth account of the origin and history of Buddhism in Tibet explains the essentials of the tradition and can act as the starting point for our own noble journey.

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