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Can you suggest some books on Buddhism?

I love reading up on religion and my newest interest on my spiritual quest has been Buddhism. Particularly on the teachings of Kwan Yin. I am still a beginner so some of these books I have picked up can get confusing. I do have Buddhism for Dummies but we all know it isn't the best place to gain knowledge.

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Asked by Momma_Halo at 9:06 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I've studied Buddhism, but unfortunately all the books I've read have been about all Dharmic faiths, not Buddhism specifically. Where's Freela? =) She'd likely have good suggestions.

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 1:15 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • For online resources, Buddhanet is useful, here 

    For books, I liked The Heart of the Buddha's Teachingby Thich Nhat Hanh


    Answer by Paix at 3:04 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • offers good suggestions too

    Answer by Zoeyis at 5:14 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I have enjoyed reading Thich Nhat Hahn, Lama Surya Das, and Pema Chodron. That might be a good place to start.

    Answer by Freela at 10:51 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Check out the Everything Buddhism Book... AWESOME!


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:28 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • "Becoming Enlightened" By His Holiness the Dalai Lama... really interesting.

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 1:03 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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