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wojciechwojciech I yam whatever you say I yam Veteran

Hello Hi!

My name's wo....i've been studying Buddhism off and on for about 10 years but never got into my path until much more recently. i have enjoyed going to temple and talking with monks as well! i brought oreo's and rice for some of the monks, and with my friends we all had a good time.

i enjoy reading about Buddhism and i wonder what books some of you all enjoy! reading is my favorite past time and if any of you could recommend some new books on Buddhism i would be in your debt!

i know in the Zen tradition many monks say don't read too may books, but i smile and read anyway because i enjoy reading :)

One i've enjoyed recently is The Heart of Understanding by Thich Nhat Hanh. It's the Prajnaparamita / Heart Sutra with his commentary! Short book but very illuminating!

Anyhow, i look forward to interacting with you all and thanks for keeping this place going, i've really enjoyed reading so far

Peace and Blessings to you,
wo

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Comments

  • TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran

    Welcome @wojciech, nice to meet you.

    wojciech
  • It must be Christmas. Free Buddhist books.

    http://www.budaedu.org/en/book/

    wojciech
  • Steve_BSteve_B Far southwest corner of Indiana, USA Veteran

    Welcome.
    My two favorite Buddhist authors are Huston Smith and Steve Hagen
    Somewhere around here is a thread about book recommendations.

    wojciech
  • wojciechwojciech I yam whatever you say I yam Veteran

    @lobster thanks so much for that link, what a pleasant surprise!

    @Steve_B thanks for the tip on your favorite Buddhist authors, i'll have to look into them!

    @Lonely_Traveller nice to meet you, my friend!

  • genkakugenkaku Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

    Welcome @wojciech. Hope you find something useful here.

    i know in the Zen tradition many monks say don't read too may books, but i smile and read anyway because i enjoy reading

    Just keep on reading. It will wear itself out and you will be more willing to practice. "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" is a nice book.

    Best wishes.

    wojciechVastmind
  • Greetings! I don't know about books, but there are a few honored websites that have been around for quite a while that have interesting and thought-provoking articles. One such is Tricycle.org

    wojciechVastmind
  • DhammaDragonDhammaDragon Carpe Diem switzerland Veteran

    Welcome, @wojciech !! <3

    wojciech
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    Yes welcome, @wojciech - everyone here knows I gotta toot my horn for my favorite book:

    By Master TNH - the Buddha's bio - Old Path White Clouds.

    dhammachickwojciech
  • ajhayesajhayes Northern Michigan Veteran

    Welcome to the party. :)

    wojciech
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited December 2016

    My favourite book is ... me. :p

    In other words I have learned to read myself ... ;)

    ... however in the sense you mean, I would recommend reading and re-reading. In other words eating AND digesting.

    Here is the cheat sheet from my favourite dharma book.
    http://www.dummies.com/religion/spirituality/meditation-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/

    wojciech
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    Hi there!

    Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana is an excellent one!

    Hope to see you around... :)

    wojciech
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Also, in 'BUddhist Basics', this thread is pinned....

    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/14/recommended-reading#latest

    wojciech
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