Recommended Reading

The number of books, articles, and websites aimed at new meditators can feel overwhelming. Each tradition and each teacher add their own unique voice to the many resources available for those just starting their practice. The team at Meditation Mind has pulled together some of our favorite and most inspiring reading for the novice student seeking guidance, as well as more the experienced practitioner who may want to expand their repertoire of teachings.

General Mindfulness Reading

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553380990/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_GItAFbGBRFQV8

Self-Compassion, Kristen Neff
https://g.co/kgs/gYLzex

The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808/ref=nodl_

Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
https://g.co/kgs/kyPgHF

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, Joseph Goldstein
https://g.co/kgs/av3FrK

Lovingkindness, Sharon Salzberg
https://g.co/kgs/fyn96T

Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Guanaratana
http://misc.equanimity.info/downloads/mindfulness_in_plain_english.pdf

Secular

Waking Up, Sam Harris
https://g.co/kgs/WjGQc3

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness, Culadasa (John Yates)
https://g.co/kgs/2qrw2W

Introduction to Buddhism, Zen, & Meditation

What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula
https://goo.gl/uLirp9

▲ The Story and History of Zen
http://poetrychina.net/Story_of_Zen/zenstory0.htm

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh
https://g.co/kgs/Roa78W


Essential Zen, Buddhism, & Meditation

▲ The Diamond Sutra
https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Diamond-Sutra.pdf

▲ The Platform Sutra
https://terebess.hu/zen/HuinengCleary.pdf

▲ The Heart Sutra
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/heartsutra.html

▲ Manual of Insight: The manual of the practice of insight meditation (Vipassana)
http://www.aimwell.org/A%20Manual%20of%20Insight%20Meditation.pdf

▲ Fundamentals of Ch’an (Zen) Meditation Practice
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/chanmed1.pdf

The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307347311/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_XFtAFbJA4AEEP

Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307407802/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_pGtAFbSYK63KN



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