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Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellness Resources

Insight Meditation

  • Guy Armstrong, Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators
  • James Baraz, Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness
  • Bhikkhu Bodhi, In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha)**
  • Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Classics)*
  • Joseph Goldstein, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
  • Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition*
  • Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
  • Jack Kornfield, The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
  • Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness*
  • Dharma Seed - An audio library of thousands of Buddhist talks and guided meditations.
  • App: Insight Timer - An meditation timer with guided meditations.

Other Buddhist Books:

  • Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness*
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
  • Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times 
  • Pema Chodron, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times 
  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love
  • Phillip Moffitt, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering
  • Frank Ostaseki, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Race and Inclusivity:

  • Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility
  • Debby Irving, Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
  • Ruth King, Mindful of Race – A Stimulus for Social Healing & Leadership
  • Larry Yang, Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community
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Engaged Practice:

  • Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal
  • Kittisaro & Thanissara, Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism
  • Thanissara, Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth — The Buddha’s Life and Message through Feminine Eyes (Sacred Activism)

Trauma and Recovery:

  • Peter Levine, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
  • Peter Levine, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
  • Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Mindfulness for Youth/Parents:

  • Dharmachari Nagaraja, Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom
  • Susan Kaiser Greenland, The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
  • Dan Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • Shefali Tsabary, The Awakened Family
  • Diana Winston, Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
  • Apps:

Mindful Speech/Communication:

  • Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

GUIDED MEDITATIONS - click on meditation to take you to link.

Mindfulness of Breathing (copy and paste this URL into address bar).

Mindfulness of the Body (copy and paste this URL into address bar).


  • Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
  • Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Home Remedies
  • Cate Stillman, Body Thrive
  • Maya Tiwari, The Path of Practice

Enjoy and Rest in Awareness!

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