Read “Sangha of Boundless Life,” an excerpt from “Living Nembutsu”

An excerpt from Jeff Wilson's new book, "Living Nembutsu: Applying Shinran’s Radically Engaged Buddhism in Life and Society" — reviewed in the Summer 2023 issue of Buddhadharma.

A Mindfulness Studies Student Book Roundup

Mindfulness Studies student Naomi Matlow shares her top 10 mindfulness books for those undergoing a similar path.

Lion’s Roar Book Reviews May 2024

On Tina Turner and bell hooks, love and liberation—eight inspiring new books are reviewed by Arleta Little.

Lion’s Roar March 2024 Book Reviews

You don’t have to be perfect to create positive change. Jessica Little reviews eight inspiring new books.

Buddhadharma on Books: Spring 2024

Constance Kassor reviews "The Sound of Vulture’s Wings" by Jeffrey W. Cupchik, "The Kalachakra Mandala" by Edward Henning, "Xuedou’s 100 Odes to Old Cases" by Steven Heine, and more.

Read an excerpt from Illumination: A Guide to the Buddhist Method of No-Method

An excerpt from Illumination: A Guide to the Buddhist Method of No-Method by Rebecca Li — as reviewed in the Winter 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide.

Read an excerpt from Seeing One Thing Through: The Zen Life and Teachings of Sojun Mel Weitsman

An excerpt of Seeing One Thing Through: The Zen Life and Teachings of Sojun Mel Weitsman, by Sojun Mel Weitsman — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide.

Read an excerpt from The Buddhist Tantras: A Guide

An excerpt from The Buddhist Tantras: A Guide by David B. Gray— as reviewed in the Winter 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Read “Mere Perception in Vasubandhu’s Twenty Verses” from Making Sense of Mind Only: Why Yogācāra Buddhism Matters

An excerpt from Making Sense of Mind Only: Why Yogācāra Buddhism Matters by William S. Waldron — as reviewed in the Winter 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Read an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Karma and Grace: Religious Difference in Millennial Sri Lanka

An excerpt from Karma and Grace: Religious Difference in Millennial Sri Lanka, by Neena Mahadev— as reviewed in the Winter 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Read “A Teachers Return to the Valley of Renewal” an excerpt from Notebooks of a Wandering Monk

An excerpt from Notebooks of a Wandering Monk by Matthieu Ricard.— as reviewed in the Winter 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guiden

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Lion’s Roar November 2023 Book Reviews

How do we transform suffering into happiness? Bonnie Nadzam surveys new books that are helping to show the way.

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Buddhadharma on Books: Fall 2023

Joie Szu-Chiao Chen reviews seven new books for the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma.

Joseph Goldstein. Photo by Stephanie Zollshan.

Joseph Goldstein: It’s Not Either-Or

In this conversation with Buddhadharma, the Insight Meditation Society cofounder applies the “harmonized understanding” approach championed in his book One Dharma to the idea of buddhanature. In the end, it’s not about who’s right or wrong about it. It’s about what leads us to less clinging.

A Fire Runs Through All Things

Read an excerpt from A Fire Runs Through All Things: Zen Koans for Facing the Climate Crisis

An excerpt from Susan Murphy's new book, A Fire Runs through All Things: Zen Koans for Facing the Climate Crisis — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Read “Masculinities Beyond the Buddha,” an excerpt from Buddhist Masculinities

An excerpt of Buddhist Masculinities edited by Megan Bryson and Kevin Buckelew— as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Weather Any Storm

Meditate with your children with Weather Any Storm author, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard

An excerpt Vanessa Zuisei Goddard's new book, Weather Any Storm — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Gesar: Tantric Practices of the Tibetan Warrior King

Read “Gesar the Warrior” an excerpt from Gesar: Tantric Practices of the Tibetan Warrior King

An excerpt of Gesar: Tantric Practices of the Tibetan Warrior King— as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Bhikkhu Analayo

Read “The Basics of Signless Concentration,” an excerpt from Bhikkhu Analayo’s The Signless and the Deathless: On the Realization of Nirvana

An excerpt from Bhikkhu Anālayo's new book, The Signless and the Deathless: On the Realization of Nirvana — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

Siddhartha’s 100th Birthday

A century after its publication, Randy Rosenthal explores how Hermann Hesse's classic novel "Siddhartha" came to be amidst the author's personal struggles and search for life's deeper meaning.