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Mindfulness

Bayda, Ezra. Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living With Mindfulness and Compassion. Shambhala Publications, 2009.

Boorstein, Sylvia. It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness. Harper Collins, 1996.

Brach, Tara. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. Bantam, 2003.

Brewer, Judson. The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love? Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits. Yale University Press, 2017.

Chödrön, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Shambhala Publications, 2000.

Das, Lama Surya. Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World. Golden Sufi Center, 2010.

Goldstein, Joseph. Mindfulness: A Practice Guide to Awakening. Sounds True, Inc., 2013.

Goleman, Daniel, and Richard J. Davidson. Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. Penguin, 2017.

Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola. Mindfulness in Plain English. ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation. Beacon Press, 1975.

Hanson, Rick. Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Hanson, Rick and Forrest Hanson. Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness. Harmony, 2018.

Harris, Dan. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story. Hachette UK, 2014.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Hachette UK, 2005.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body And Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Bantam Books, 2013.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Hachette Books, 2009.

Kornfield, Jack. The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. Random House, 2008.

Moffitt, Phillip. Dancing With Life: Buddhist Insight for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. Rodale, 2012.

Orsillo, Susan M., and Lizabeth Roemer. The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life. Guilford Press, 2011.

Salzberg, Sharon. Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Shambhala Publications, 2002.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice. Shambhala Publications, 2010.

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. New World Library, 2004.

Van der Kolk, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin Books, 2015.

Williams, Mark, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness. Guilford Press, 2007.

ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation “was for people who collect crystals, play ultimate frisbee, and use the word namaste without irony.” Harris discovered that meditation has made him more focused and productive, less emotionally reactive, more patient, and generally easier to be around.

Listen to silence. It has much to say. - Rumi

Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating

Albers, Susan. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food. New Harbinger Publications, 2012.

Bays, Jan Chozen. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship With Food (revised edition). Shambhala Publications, 2017.

Germer, Christopher. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. Guilford Press, 2009.

Kristeller, Jean. The Joy of the Half Cookie: Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle With Food. TarcherPerigee, 2015.

Neff, Kristin. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself. Harper Collins, 2011.

Mindfulness Apps

Calm.com (www.calm.com) — A free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises.

Headspace (www.headspace.com) — “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which a paid subscription is required.

Insight Timer (https://insighttimer.com) — A free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations, plus access to many guided meditations.

Stop, Breathe, and Think (https://www.stopbreathethink.com) — A website and mobile app with meditations for mindfulness and compassion.

The Mindfulness App (http://themindfulnessapp.com) — This app offers many features, including reminders, timers and personalized meditation offers.

Websites and Links

Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego (http://mindfulness.ucsd.edu/) — Offers training programs, recordings and many other resources.

Christopher Germer (https://chrisgermer.com) — Christopher Germer is one of the co-creators (along with Kristine Neff) of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program. His website offers a number of resources.

Dharma Seed (www.dharmaseed.org) — This online resource offers free talks and guided practices from world-renowned teachers.

Insight Meditation Society (https://www.dharma.org/resources/audio) — Offers meditation retreats, teacher talks and guided meditations.

Kristin Neff (https://self-compassion.org) — Kristin Neff is one of the co-creators (along with Christopher Germer) of the eight-week self-compassion training program. Her website offers a number of resources.

Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org) — Mindful Schools is one of the key players in the movement to integrate mindfulness into schools. It offers courses and many other resources.

Mindfulness Centre at Brown University (www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness) — The centre provides a variety of courses for newcomers and experienced practitioners as well as teacher training.

Rick Hanson (www.RickHanson.net) — Rick Hanson is a psychologist who has written a number of books on the essential inner skills of well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice. His website offers a variety of resources.

Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Centre (https://www.spiritrock.org/audio-talks) — The centre offers meditation retreats. A number of audio resources (teachings) are available on its website.

Tara Brach (http://tarabrach.com) — Tara Brach’s is a psychologist whose teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. Her website offers a number of talks, recordings and other resources.

True North Insight (http://truenorthinsight.org) — This non-profit organization offers meditation retreats and sitting groups.

University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness (www.umassmed.edu/cfm) — This is where Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, originally started. It offers mindfulness-based courses and programs.

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