Here are some of our favorite books, websites, and apps.
We encourage you to find these (and likely some other wonderful books) at your local independent bookstore, although we have included the link for each book on Amazon.com.
General Mindfulness Books
Charlotte Joko Beck: Everyday Zen
Jack Kornfield: A Path with Heart
Dalia Lama: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
Dan Siegel, MD: MindSight
Psychological Health Mindfulness Books
Russ Harris and Steve Hayes: The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Living Life
Hoff, Benjamin: The Tao of Pooh Not a mindfulness book per se, but a delightful discussion of the benefits of appreciating the present moment. Winnie-the-Pooh epitomizes the “nothing-to-do” mind.
Local Mindfulness Instruction
Seattle Insight Meditation Society – six week introductory course on mindfulness. They also offer an online audio or video version of the introductory course for free.
Tara Brach: podcast: http://tarabrach.com/audiodharma.html
The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkley: articles, links to videos of talks related to mindfulness, and videos of mindfulness exercises http:/greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness
Rick Hanson: psychologist who writes and speaks about mindfulness, neuroscience, and well-being; website has writings and videos www.rickhanson.net
Mindful Magazine/Website: has a number of resources: http://www.mindful.org/resources
Kristin Neff: self-compassion exercises http://selfcompassion.org/
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center; guided meditations http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
Headspace: Free 10-day, 10-minute mindfulness guided exercises. They charge for a subscription for access to the exercises beyond the first 10 days.
Insight Timer: Has guided meditations from many teachers. Recommended teachers are those authors listed above, plus Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein.
Stop, Breathe and Think: A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations (as short as 5 minutes) for mindfulness and compassion – created by Tools for Peace, a non-profit organization.