Our Top 4 list aims to represent a particular topic through the selected outstanding books, balancing classic texts and latest titles, popular books, and less known must-reads. Here’s a selection on Theravada and General Buddhism from the Amazon bookshelves:
Thai Buddhist master Achaan Chah’s insights – compiled here by Jack Kornfield and Paul Breiter – reflect the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks in Thailand and awaken the spirit of inquiry, wonderment, understanding, and deep inner peace.
A Buddhist philosophist and mystic’s take on the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold path. This book is definitely the newest (and shortest) book on this list, but one that I’ve pesonally found remarkabale. If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on Theravada Buddhism, try this book from a Sri Lankan former monk Devean Chase.
A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing.