Books

Life With Full Attention: A Practical Course in Mindfulness

In this eight-week course on mindfulness, Maitreyabandhu guides you through a series of exercises that help you to pay closer attention...

The Journey and the Guide

Maitreyabandhu takes us on a journey of practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindful awareness, being happy, integrating and simplifying...

Not About Being Good

Buddhist ethics are not about conforming to a set of conventions, not about ‘being good’ in order to gain material,...

Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life

In Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life, Vajragupta gives clear explanations of Buddhist teachings and guidance on how to apply these...

Who is the Buddha?

In Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita puts forward an image of the Buddha as a historical figure, as the pinnacle of human...

It’s Not Out There

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’...

What is the Dharma? The Essential Teachings of the Buddha

To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of...

Wisdom Beyond Words : The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

Ever since the Buddha’s lifetime, people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that...

Sailing the Worldly Winds

In Sailing the Worldly Winds: A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life Vajragupta gives guidance on how to find greater equanimity...

The Myth of Meditation

A grounded approach to Buddhist meditation and practice. Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we...

Living with Kindness: The Buddha’s Teaching on Mettā

Living with Kindness is a pithy commentary on the Buddha’s teaching of metta in the Karaniya Metta Sutta. In it, Sangharakshita...

The Crumb Road

Maitreyabandhu’s thematically varied debut collection includes poems of spiritual transcendence as well as meditations on love, memory and sexuality. Sometimes...

Yarn

Yarn is about the stories we tell. Collected around three dramatic monologues – The Cattle Farmer’s Tale, The Travellers from Orissa and Aaron’s Brother – Yarn includes an...

Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation

In the best-selling Change Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation Paramananda teaches us how to exchange stress and anxiety for calm and...

Confessions of a Transvestite Buddhist: A Quest for Manhood

 ”What drives a man to dress as a woman? What kind of man is a cross-dresser? Is he even a...

Tales of Freedom

A Zen monk strides empty-handed into a tiger’s cage. An Indian master spontaneously empties a bag of gold dust into...

Uncontrived Mindfulness

In Uncontrived Mindfulness Vajradevi guides us in the practice of exploring our experience as it happens. The emphasis is on cultivating wisdom,...

A Cézanne Haibun

Combining memoir, anecdote, travel journal, prose poem, diary and essay Maitreyabandhu’s A Cézanne Haibunrecords a month spent alone in the Sierra...

After Cézanne

After Cézanne is a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life and work of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Reimagining his...

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of The Awakened One

Weaving ancient sources and modern understanding into a compelling narrative, Gautama Buddha places his birth around 484 BCE, his Enlightenment in 449...

Mind in Harmony: The Psychology of Buddhist Ethics

Subhuti describes the mind from the Buddhist point of view, and shows how such knowledge can help us live a...

A Guide to the Buddhist Path

In A Guide to the Buddhist Path, Sangharakshita sorts out fact from myth and theory from practice to reveal the principal ideals...

What is the Sangha?

In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine what makes us true...

Living with Awareness: A Guide to the Satipatthana Sutta

The guiding principle of Buddhism is that things change - we change - and that we have the capacity to...