Little Women: Louisa May Alcott and Buddhism

Niina Pekantytär
2 min readJan 24, 2023

Louisa May Alcott wasn´t Buddhist, but there were elements in Buddhist philosophy that she appreciated and intertwined with her own Christian faith. In a letter to her friend Maggie Lukens Louisa writes “I like the simple beliefs of the Buddhist, that peaceful life should be in everyone´s reach”.

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Niina Pekantytär

Niina is an Illustrator, writer and folklorist. Likes cats, tea, 19th century books and period dramas. Host of the Little Women Podcast.