If you’re new to Buddhism and want to expand your knowledge of its teachings, the sheer amount of books available can be overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve written this list – books that you can read on Buddhism that will look at it from a variety of angles and allow you to gain deeper knowledge into the fascinating world of Buddhism.


  1.  Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  2. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  3. Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
  4. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
  5. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition
  6. An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
  7. Mindfulness in Plain English
  8. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
  9. Siddhartha
  10. Wherever You Go, There You Are
  11. The Heart Sutra
  12. The Way of Zen
  13. How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
  14. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
  15. The New Meditation Handbook: Meditations to make our life happy and meaningful
  16. Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
  17. New Heart of Wisdom: Profound teachings from Buddha’s heart
  18. How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths
  19. Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
  20. Teachings of the Buddha
  21. Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment
  22. The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation
  23. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
  24. What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada
  25. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
  26. A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
  27. Universal Compassion: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
  28. The Foundations of Buddhism
  29. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha)
  30. The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation
  31. Opening the Door of Your Heart
  32. Into The Heart Of Life
  33. The Dhammapada
  34. The Buddha and his Dhamma
  35. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation