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

General Mindfulness Books
Tara Brach:  Radical Acceptance;  True Refuge
Charlotte Joko Beck:  Everyday Zen
Pema Chodron:  When Things Fall Apart;  Taking the Leap:  Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears;  Awakening Lovingkindness
Jon Kabat-ZinnWherever You Go, There You Are;  Coming to Our Senses
Jack Kornfield:  A Path with Heart
Dalai LamaThe Art of Happiness:  A Handbook for Living
Thich Nhat Hanh:  The Miracle of Mindfulness;  Peace is Every Step
Dan Siegel, MD:  MindSight

Psychological Health Mindfulness Books
Mark Williams:  The Mindful Way through Depression:  Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Jan Chozen Bays:  Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
Russ Harris and Steve Hayes:  The Happiness Trap:  How to Stop Struggling and Living Life

Other Recommendations
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.

Online Resources 

Tara Brach:  podcast:
The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkley:  articles, links to videos of talks related to mindfulness, and videos of mindfulness exercises   http:/
Rick Hanson:  psychologist who writes and speaks about mindfulness, neuroscience, and well-being;  website has writings and videos            
Mindful Magazine/Website:  has a number of resources:
Kristin Neff:  self-compassion exercises
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center:  guided meditations


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.