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

The Teaching of Buddha

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Asian Buddhist Heritage


The Buddha and His Teachings

Venerable Narada Mahathera

Daily Readings from the Buddha's Words of Wisdom

Ven. S. Dhammika

The Seven Stages of Purification & The Insight Knowledges

Ven. Matara Sri Nanarama

Buddhism 101 – Questions and Answers

Khai Thien


RE: Online

The Way to Peace: A Buddhist Perspective

Theresa Der-lan Yeh

Buddhism - Section 2

Westmoreland Central School

Buddhism and Peace Theory: Exploring a Buddhist Inner Peace

Juichiro Tanabe


Religious Literacy Project



Introduction to Buddhism

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies


American Humanist Association

Buddhism Beliefs and Teachings (Presentation)

Sir William Robertson Academy

Buddhism Manual

Various authors

Teaching of the Buddha (The Dharma)

Education Scotland

Meditation Books

Other Buddhism Books

Love Your Children the Right Way

Panyananda Bhikkhu

The Gates of Chan Buddhism

Venerable Jing Hui


G.K. Ananda Kumarasiri

Buddhist Cosmic Unity

Jonathan A. Silk

Samadhi in Buddhism

Phra Bramgunaborn (Bhikkhu P. A. Payutto)

Buddhist Insights into Life and Death: Overcoming Death Anxiety

Fung Kei Cheng

A Buddhist’s Insight into the 12 Steps of Recovery

Doug C.

A Moral Comparison Between Christianity and Buddhism

Colorado Springs School District 11

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

Ven. Phramaha Nopadol Saisuta

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