5 April 2020

Sailing the Worldly Winds: free online download

Dharma downloads from Windhorse Publications

solitude and loneliness book cover

I don’t know about you, but all my plans and certainties are out of the window. Each day I’m being called on to be more flexible, patient and solitary than I’ve been for a long time.

That’s why Windhorse Publications has chosen Vajragupta’s book Sailing the Worldly Winds for this week’s eBook give away. The Buddha talked about being blown about by circumstances beyond our control, and described our usual and often ineffective strategies to try to shore ourselves up. He called these the Worldly Winds.

Vajragupta explores these patterns of hanging on and being blown about. The key to a happier and wiser response, he says, is to acknowledge the fact of what is happening, and actively choose how we respond. Can we be creative, generous and stable? Can we find new opportunities in unsettled times? Can we become a resource to the situations we find ourselves in? This little book shows us how.

Click here for your free download (available until April 13).

To download your free eBook, you will need to go through our checkout process. When you check out, please consider supporting Windhorse Publications by making a donation. Small independent publishers struggle already, but with many of our bookshops closed, we will need your support to survive.

The Buddhist Centre Online will offer an Urban Retreat on the Worldly Winds starting on April 3, and will be using this book as a resource. This is an opportunity for guided practice and study together. You can find out more here.

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With all best wishes,
from the Windhorse Publications team: Dhammamegha, Michelle and Helen