The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 edited by Melvin McLeodMy rating: Buddhism
From accounts of ancient history to photography-as-meditation, and from detailed meditation instructions to humorous memoirs, this collection of essays covers a fairly broad spectrum. Unsurprisingly, some pieces spoke to me more than others, but all were well written and engaging, and largely accessible to an interested outsider like me.
My favourite thing about the book was that it places essays by undisputed heavyweights such as the Dalai Lama alongside musings of a teenage cancer sufferer, giving equal weight to each. The breadth of this collection showed through actions rather than words that we are all still learning, yet each can play their part in teaching something to others. Easy to dip in and out of, and well worth a read.