Buddhist Action Month 2016

Books to read during BAM

On Sat, 11 June, 2016 - 18:49
Sarah Boak's picture
Sarah Boak

It would be great to get a BAM themed book list together, with recommendations of thought-provoking books that people can read through the month.

I’ve just finished ‘Zero Waste Home’ by Bea Johnson and ‘Sew Your Own’ by John-Paul Flintoff, and will be re-reading ‘Saving the Earth’ by Akuppa for our BAM Southampton book group.

Any other suggestions?

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Cathy's picture
Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Sarah Boak's picture

Thanks Cathy! I’ll add that one to my reading pile :)

Helen - Windhorse Publications's picture

Hello! I suggest these from Windhorse Publications.

The Bodhisattva Ideal by Sangharakshita – How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: This is the message of the Bodhisattva ideal.

The Buddha on Wall Street by Vaḍḍhaka Linn – Can Buddhism help us build something better than our current economic system, to reduce suffering and help the individual to freedom? In this thought-provoking work, Vaḍḍhaka Linn explores answers to this question by examining our economic world from the moral standpoint established by the Buddha.

Vegetarianism by Bodhipaksa – By considering why people eat meat and relating this to Buddhist ethics, Bodhipaksa explores habits and the possibility of change. He takes a positive view of the benefits of vegetarianism, and shows practically how to maintain a healthy and balanced vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

And Saving the Earth by Akuppa as you mentioned!

Sarah Boak's picture

Wonderful - thanks so much, Giulietta!