Ch. 25 Lotus Sutra
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"Universal Gateway,” Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra" (Kamakura Period). Digital image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Introductory Books on Buddhism (10)

We often receive requests for recommended readings on Buddhism. Here are ten reliable introductory books to start with, all still in print. For more, including works on specific topics within Buddhism, see “Bibliography on Buddhism,” the reading list our PhD students draw from for their qualifying examination in Buddhist Studies. We update both lists as the field changes.