Books, Articles, and Sites: Meditation

Meditation Techniques

Meditation for Beginners
Jack Kornfield
A great, short, introductory book on mindfulness meditation.

8 Minute Meditation
Victor Davich
Quick and easy guide to learning meditation.

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mark Williams and Danny Penman
A workbook in which to explore your thoughts, feelings, and sensations as you move through basic meditation practices. Comes with a CD.

Full Catastrophe Living
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
By the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center; includes help with working with all aspects of life; different kinds of practices; research and case studies.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Published in 2005 and continues to be a best seller. Beautifully and simply written. A classic.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD
Dr. Lidia Zylowska
Excellent instructions and guided meditations.

Awakening the Luminous Mind: Tibetan Meditation for Inner Peace and Joy
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
A simple, clear, valuable book that bridges ancient wisdom with modern-day life. Also comes with a CD.

Peace is Every Step
Peace is Every Breath
Thich Nhat Hahn
Written by the great master of mindfulness. Simple yet profound and extremely useful.

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach
(This site has many free guided meditations of various lengths.)

Research on the Benefits of Mindfulness

The Emotional Life of your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them
Dr. Richard J. Davidson
Written by a leading neuroscientist, the book includes case histories and experiments documenting different emotional types, and illustrates how we can change our brains and our lives.

Train your Mind, Change your Brain
Sharon Begley
A wonderful book with detailed research and case studies on how the brain can change throughout life.


Eugene T. Gendlin
A handbook by the man who invented Focusing, a meditative technique for contacting our inner source of wisdom.