Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
Welcome home! Please contact if you have any difficulty logging in or using the site. New registrations must be manually approved which may take up to 48 hours. Can't log in? Try clearing your browser's cookies.


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,



  • ZenshinZenshin Veteran East Midlands UK Veteran

    Welcome @wojciech, nice to meet you.

  • It must be Christmas. Free Buddhist books.

  • Steve_BSteve_B Far southwest corner of Indiana, USA Veteran

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

  • @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.

  • 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

  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    Welcome, @wojciech !! <3

  • 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.

  • ajhayesajhayes Northern Michigan Veteran

    Welcome to the party. :)

  • 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.

  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    Hi there!

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

    Hope to see you around... :)

  • 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....

Sign In or Register to comment.