DharmaTriratna InHouse Publications
Our Dharma section spans both ‘core’ Triratna texts such as the four-volume Triratna Dharma Training Course for Mitras, the Seven Papers, and all 16 volumes of Sangharakshita’s seminars – as well as more personal and exploratory Dharma teaching from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Study Guides for the Triratna Dharma Training Course for Mitras
The Triratna Dharma Training Course is a systematic, wide-ranging and progressive exploration of the Dharma which can be followed via a programme of weekly study spread over four years. It makes an excellent general course for anyone interested in putting Buddhist teaching into practice in their life.
The aim of the course is to provide Mitras – those wishing to practise the Dharma within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community – with what amounts to a basic education in Buddhism; even, a thorough and systematic training in the principles and practice of the Dharma, particularly as taught within the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Year One includes a guide to the Course plus the first five modules: Part One: Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels; Part Two: Ethics; Part Three: Meditation ;Part Four: Wisdom; Part Five: Buddhism and Triratna, Devotional Practice. Plus Reference Materials and a comprehensive Index.
Year Two includes: The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path; Pratītya-Samutpāda: The Nature of Existence; The Five Aspects of the Dharma Life; Turning the Mind to the Dharma; The Way of Mindfulness; What is the Sangha? Exploring Spiritual Community; A Living Tradition: Sangharakshita and The Story of Triratna. Plus a comprehensive Index.
This is a Revised Edition of Year Three, which includes: Selected Suttas from the Pāli Canon; Letters of Gold, Letters of Fire: Living with the Dhammapada; Towards Insight, Reflection and Meditation; In Search of the Middle Way: Mahāyāna Perspectives; The Bodhisattva Ideal; The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment: The White Lotus Sutra; Faith, Symbols and the Imagination and a new module, Ambedkar and Buddhism. Plus a detailed Index.
Year Four includes: The Inconceivable Emancipation: The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa; Twenty-First Century Bodhisattvas; The Brahmavihāras; Transforming Self and World: The Sūtra of Golden Light; Mind in Harmony; Creative Symbols of Tantric Buddhism; The Bodhicaryāvatāra of Śāntideva; Evolutionary Buddhism; and Transcending Views. Plus a comprehensive Index.
Subhuti and Sangharakshita
A seminal collection of seven recent papers by Sangharakshita and Subhuti. Each attempts to follow through the implications of Sangharakshita's statement that the Triratna Buddhist Order is "the community of his disciples and disciples of his disciples, practising according to his 'particular presentation of the Dharma'". Available from Lulu and as a Kindle.
Contents: Introduction * What is the Western Buddhist Order? * Revering and Relying upon the Dharma * Re-Imagining The Buddha * Buddhophany * Initiation into a New Life: the Ordination Ceremony in Sangharakshita's System of Spiritual Practice * 'A supra-personal force or energy working through me': The Triratna Buddhist Community and the Stream of the Dharma * The Dharma Revolution and the New Society * A Buddhist Manifesto: the Principles of the Triratna Buddhist Community
Collected Pujas, by Dhiramati
An inspired collection of pujas to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, composed by Dhiramati and used in Buddhafield and elsewhere in the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Available in paperback and kindle formats.
The Buddhafield Dharma Book: practising Buddhism on the land
Buddhafield is a unique phenomena in the history of Western Buddhism: a joyous, hard-working, idealistic, experimental, Dharma-practicing community of men, women and children who take delight in Dharma practice out-of-doors, in the woods and fields of England. This book sets out to document the many facets of the Buddhafield project, and to explore something of its unique approach to Dharma practice - centred as it is on a love of the elements and community, with a deep appreciation of inter-connectedness and the need for a comprehensive approach to environmental and ecological ethics. At its core is a collection of ten Dharma talks by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, of which Buddhafield is a part. There's also a full introduction to the many facets of the project, a brief history, a fine collection of photographs, and a series of practical instructions ranging from how to build a geodesic dome to how to make a hot tub to how to make a vegan 'shepherdess pie' for 200 people - all as used in Buddhafield. The book has been produced as Buddhafield prepares to celebrate the 20th Buddhafield Festival, a much-loved annual gathering of some 4,000 people, with a unique 'no-drink-no-drugs' approach to alternative festival-going, asking people to cultivate instead an atmosphere of 'clear and radiant awareness'.
Puja Readings and other texts, as used in the Triratna Buddhist Community
This handsome hardback book contains over 450 readings from across the whole Buddhist tradition, ancient and modern, especially featuring those by or about figures on the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
A must-have for any Buddhist Centre or community!
Sangharakshita's Collected Lectures and Seminars
We offer sixteen hardback volumes of Sangharakshita’s verbatim seminars containing 10 million words! And two handsome volumes of transcripts of over 150 of his lectures including many many classics. The perfect complement to Windhorse’s Collected Works project.
The 100-Minute Buddha
The ‘100-Minute Buddha’ joins a family of titles including the ‘100-Minute Bible’, the ‘100-Minute Torah’, and ‘100 Minutes with the Koran’. Designed to be read in exactly 100 minutes, each book consists of 50 two-page chapters, each readable in just two minutes. The 100-Minute Buddha (and the others in the series) are intended for the inter-faith market and people interested to learn more about the world’s major spiritual traditions. At the same time, every section of the 100-minute Buddha is meticulously grounded in Buddhist scripture, mostly the Pali Canon. Highly recommended!
Available in paperback.
Titles from Breathworks
The Breathworks project…
LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS is a practical guide to living with and managing chronic pain through the principle of mindfulness. By developing a calm awareness of your body and your pain, you can learn to let go of the frustration and suffering that you associate the pain with, and the pain will reduce. LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS includes helpful illustrations, offers effective ways of managing chronic pain and is a must-read for all sufferers.
Available in paperback or kindle formats.
Work deadlines, to-do lists, family commitments, pressure to perform… Our frantic lives demand so much from us that we can often feel locked into a cycle of frustration, anxiety and stress, unable to tackle the tasks before us or see a way out of our habitual ways of thinking and doing things. Yet there is a way out. The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making.
Available in paperback and kindle formats, also in translation.
Triratna Arts and Culture 2013/2017
The Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue is an initiative that aims to bring a broad selection of work in all artistic disciplines into contact with the wider Triratna Buddhist movement. It hopes to shed light on the process of creating a Buddhist culture and society that is relevant and accessible to modern people. The challenge of building this new society is open to anyone who wishes to be involved and as such this volume has been distributed to all major Triratna Centres across six continents.
Visible Mantra: Visualising & Writing Buddhist Mantras
A long-awaited print version of the popular Buddhist mantra website: visiblemantra.org. This is a celebration of the visual forms of mantra and other varieties of sacred speech, drawing on Buddhist traditions from India, China, Japan, and Tibet. The book includes all the mantras from the website, plus a few more. Each is presented in four scripts: Siddhaṃ (Bonji 梵字), Lantsa (aka Rañjana), Devanāgarī, and Tibetan (dbu can). Plus seed-syllables, dhāraṇī and Pāli chants. All accompanied by Jayarava’s meticulously researched notes and comments, and background reading drawn from Jayarava’s blog. An invaluable resource for Buddhist artists, calligraphers and practitioners.
Available in paperback.
Buddhist books for your child – the Buddha at Bedtime, and more…
The Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire.
Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with ever-increasing amounts of stress, which can hinder their development. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, love and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child to face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book re-tells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. Featuring superb, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport kids into an imaginary world of enlightenment and discovery where they will meet delightful characters and discover an easy-to-understand Buddhist message–one that will help them think about how they can apply values such as patience, perseverance, honesty and generosity to their own lives. Designed to be read aloud by a parent or read by older children on their own, these compelling narratives provide a pleasurable, soothing transition into sleep.
The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime. Practising Buddhist and master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves a thrilling tale with basic life lessons that will help children to develop their personality, deal with their anxieties, and find peace and confidence as they grow up. The stories explore themes from the Eightfold Path, which is Buddhism’s practical route to a happy life. Topics covered, with the lightest of touches, include speaking in a kind and truthful manner, behaving with compassion, thinking selflessly and avoiding the pitfalls of egotism. Each story is also compelling in its own right, featuring characters, settings and events that every child will find absorbing. Each narrative concludes with an affirmation that helps to draw out its positive message, while the superb, specially commissioned illustrations will delight your child and provide a starting-point for discussion and further enjoyment. The helpful introduction provides insights into the value of Buddhist principles for children and shows how visualisation, imaginative thinking and even first steps in meditation can help to nurture young minds and hearts.
The Calm Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child.
Growing up in the modern world, our children can often feel distracted, stressed and anxious. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, compassion and mindfulness, is the ideal basis for helping any child face the challenges of daily life with increased confidence and calm. From the tale of Percy the ostrich and Kevin the snail, which teaches the importance of friendship, to that of Marina the mermaid and the golden shell, which will encourage your child to meet adversity with honesty and compassion, the stories are designed to both entertain and enlighten, helping to: develop your child’s imagination and sense of creativity * reassure your child about any worries they may have * teach your child about empathy and showing compassion to others * stimulate the imagination and enhance the creativity of your child * boost your child’s self-confidence * encourage your child along the path of right living
The Windhorse Colouring Book. Drawings by Aloka. The Buddhist tradition offers a treasure-house of images that can touch our hearts and minds in deeply satisfying ways. These images represent aspects of what Buddhists call Enlightenment – a state of pure, clear consciousness and understanding that can never adequately be described in words. The ancient symbols of the tradition can guide us towards the truth. Colouring the pictures in this book can become a journey of discovery. As our imagination begins to work, we can see beyond the lines on the page and sense a realm of deeper meaning. Contemplating these images can then help us towards the perfected qualities of generosity, fearlessness, wisdom and compassion that characterize the awakened mind.
Available as a paperback.
The Lion and the Jackal, by Adiccabandhu and Padmasri. A tale from the Buddhist tradition. One of a series of picture books prepared with particular reference to the school curriculum and also for parents and children to read at home, it features a community of jackals and lions who learn that friendship is built on trust and generosity.
Available as a paperback.
The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers: Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More! This book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom, covering everything from icebreakers and group forming ideas, to brainbending word games like “Napoleon Has Lost His Pipe” and hilarious high energy games like “Group Juggle” With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. Packed with exciting and energizing games that will entertain everyone involved, this book will be a vital resource for teachers, youth group leaders, trainers, and anyone else wishing to enrich their work with playful games and ideas.
Available as a paperback.
Triratna InHouse Publications aims to showcase the amazing range of talent within our community and Order, at least as expressed in literary form. We'll be offering Dharma, personal stories, literature and poetry, and translations...