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‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’ by Vajragupta

recommended by Wendie Alexander

A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life 

This small, novella sized book gives the impression it’s just a quick and easy read but it actually has real depth and insight into the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha.

The sheer density of information packed into this little read provides a real framework for Dharmic practice, giving us a chance to reflect on our lives in a kind and compassionate way.  The book reveals to us how we can recognise the worldly winds in our daily life.  Guidance on how to distinguish between control and influence, and find awareness of the narratives we tell ourselves.  How to use the worldly winds as opportunities called Dharma doors.

This publication also provides chapters on Western consumerism, the inner work of meditation and deepening our perspective when our world changes, which it inevitably will.  The reader is given guidance on how to sidestep the coerciveness of Western culture and help to move away from thinking that we need more than we really do.

This little pocket-sized companion is a real boon to anyone’s Dharma study and many of the chapters provide instruction on reflection, providing ways to really further our spiritual life and aid self-development.

Sailing the Worldly Winds from Windhorse publications