Buddhist Book Reviews exists for one reason and one reason only – to help you discover some of the best and most useful Buddhist books currently available. All of the Buddhist books reviewed here are considered exceptional for reasons that are given in the reviews themselves, and we have no hesitation in recommending them to you wholeheartedly.
Thanks to an explosion of interest in Buddhism in the west over the last fifty years or so there are thousands of titles that curious readers, Buddhist bookworms and Dharma students can choose from. Although we intend to add new reviews to this site on a regular basis we will never be able to review all of the books that are worth reading and so we have focused primarily on those we have found most useful in our personal experience.
The books reviewed here cover a wide range of traditions and take an equally diverse range of approaches to conveying Buddhist ideas. To help you find your way around the reviews we will be categorising them according to tradition (General Buddhism, Secular Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Nichiren Buddhism, Thai Forest Tradition and so on) as well as by subject (Dharma Talks, Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhist Fiction, etc.)
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