25+ Buddhism Books for Free! [PDF]

To continue offering you the opportunity to acquire knowledge in an easy and practical way, we have created a selection of free books on Buddhism.

Our list of texts is made up of books in PDF format where you can consult everything on the subject.

Buddhism can be defined as a conglomerate of ideas and methodologies that seek to free people from their worst tyrants, such as greed, hatred and ignorance, so that they can live their lives to the fullest.

Buddhist practices such as meditation are a way for the individual to transform and develop qualities of consciousness, goodness and wisdom. The path of Buddhism leads people to what is called Enlightenment or Buddhahood.

The word Buddha is a title, not a name. This word means «the awakened one» in the sense that it has « awakened to reality». This title encompasses and expresses the attainment of Siddhartha Gautama, who lived 2,500 years ago in northern India.

After several years of work and effort, Gautama attained enlightenment at the age of 35. This was made possible by being in deep meditation. From then on he spent the rest of his life traveling throughout much of northern India, spreading his teaching of the path to enlightenment. His instruction is known in the East as the Buddha-Dharma (the Teaching of the Enlightened One).

In our list of more than 25 books on Buddhism in PDF format, you will be able to access all the information about the subject. Within our list we include books in Spanish and Portuguese.

All books have been released for free publication or are in the public domain.

Buddhism Books

1) The Teaching of Buddha

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Source: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

3) The Buddha and His Teachings

Venerable Narada Mahathera

Source: BuddhaNet eBooks

4) Daily Readings from the Buddha's Words of Wisdom

Ven. S. Dhammika

Source: BuddhaNet

5) The Seven Stages of Purification & The Insight Knowledges

Ven. Matara Sri Nanarama

Source: BuddhaNet

6) Buddhism 101 – Questions and Answers

Khai Thien

Source: White Sands Buddhist Center

7) Buddhism

RE: Online

Source: RE: Online

8) The Way to Peace: A Buddhist Perspective

Theresa Der-lan Yeh

Source: George Mason University

9) Buddhism - Section 2

Westmoreland Central School

Source: Westmoreland Central School

10) Buddhism and Peace Theory: Exploring a Buddhist Inner Peace

Juichiro Tanabe

Source: George Mason University

11) Buddhism

Religious Literacy Project

Source: Religious Literacy Project

12) Buddhism

BBC

Source: BBC

13) Introduction to Buddhism

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Source: Amazon AWS

14) Buddhism

American Humanist Association

Source: American Humanist Association

15) Buddhism Beliefs and Teachings (Presentation)

Sir William Robertson Academy

Source: Sir William Robertson Academy

16) Buddhism Manual

Various authors

Source: BOP: Federal Bureau of Prisons

17) Teaching of the Buddha (The Dharma)

Education Scotland

Source: Education Scotland

Meditation Books

Other Buddhism Books

21) Love Your Children the Right Way

Panyananda Bhikkhu

Source: BuddhaNet

22) The Gates of Chan Buddhism

Venerable Jing Hui

Source: BuddhaNet

23) Angulimala

G.K. Ananda Kumarasiri

Source: BuddhaNet

24) Buddhist Cosmic Unity

Jonathan A. Silk

Source: Buddhism & Social Justice

25) Samadhi in Buddhism

Phra Bramgunaborn (Bhikkhu P. A. Payutto)

Source: Wat Nyanavesakavan

26) Buddhist Insights into Life and Death: Overcoming Death Anxiety

Fung Kei Cheng

Source: Athens Journal of Education

27) A Buddhist’s Insight into the 12 Steps of Recovery

Doug C.

Source: Secular and Alternative Steps

28) A Moral Comparison Between Christianity and Buddhism

Colorado Springs School District 11

Source: Colorado Springs School District 11

29) The Buddhist Core Values and Perspectives for Protection Challenges: Faith and Protection (Article)

Ven. Phramaha Nopadol Saisuta

Source: UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency

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