BTW – As you will notice, the authors are listed alphabetically, by first name. A bit of an aberration when it comes to bibliographies, but still useful (I hope!!).
BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS!
(There are many more that have been borrowed from the Library over the years, but these are the ones that are on our bookshelves!)
Anodea Judith: Eastern Body, Western Mind
Brene Brown: Daring Greatly – How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
Brene Brown: Rising Strong
Brene Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown: Braving the Wilderness – The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Chris Hadfield: You Are Here
Chris Hadfield: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Claudia Naranjo and Robert Ornstein: On the Psychology of Meditation
Dalai Lama: The Art of Happiness
Daniel Aman: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Davidji: Secrets Of Meditation
Deepak Chopra: Ageless Body Timeless Mind; Quantum Healing; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu: The Book of Forgiving
Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements
Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth; The Power of Now; Stillness Speaks
Jack Kornfield: A Path With Heart
Jack Kornfield: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
Jack Kornfield: No Time Like The Present
James Redfield: The Celestine Prophecy; The Secret Of Shambala
Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight
John Kabat-Zinn: Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There You Are
Joseph Goldstein: Mindfulness. A Practical Guide to Awakening
Khalil Gibran: The Prophet; A Tear And A Smile
Lama Surva Das: Awakening the Buddhist Heart
Lawrence LeShan: How To Meditate
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Bhagavad Gita
Mark Epstein: Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective On Wholeness
Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK (warning – offensive language permeates this otherwise informative book)
Martin Levine: The Positive Psychology Of Buddhism And Yoga
Michael Stone: The Inner Tradition Of Yoga; Awake In The World
Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing
Norman FIscher: Training in Compassion
Pema Chodron: When Things Fall Apart; The Places That Scare You; Comfortable With Uncertainty; Taking the Leap; Living Beautifully; Fail fail fail again fail better
Radanath Swami: The Journey Home
Rick Hanson: Buddha’s Brain; Just one thing; Paths to harmony. Also a CD: Meditations To Change Your Brain
Rick Hanson: Change Your Mind (CD)
Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness
Rick Hanson: Resilient
Rick Hanson: Stress-Proof Your Brain (CD)
Roshi Phillip Kapleau: The Three Pillars of Zen
Sakyong Mipham: Turning The Mind Into An Ally
Sam Harris: Waking Up – A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Sharon Salzberg: Loving Kindness
Stephen Covey: First Things First
Steven Porgess: Polyvagal Theory
Stephen Shafarman: Awareness Heals – The Feldenkrais Method for Dynamic Health
Swami Vivekananda: Meditation And Its Methods
Tara Brach: Finding True Refuge; Radical Acceptance
T.K.V Deskichar: What Are We Seeking
Takuan Soho: The Unfettered Mind
Wayne Dyer: Wisdom Of The Ages; Gifts from Eykis
If you have access to the internet, there are many wonderful resources available online, many of which are FREE.
YouTube has many great meditations. Just do a YouTube search for some of the authors named above, and you can select guided meditations offered by them.
Dr. Rick Hanson has a free newsletter called, “Just One Thing” that I also recommend. If you follow the link HERE and sign up for the newsletter, you will receive a weekly publication offering a simple practice aimed at enhancing your emotional well-being.
Cell Phone Apps:
There are some wonderful apps to support your meditation practice if you like using your cell phone. I like the freedom and mobility that the apps provide, because I can use them anywhere, anytime. Two apps that I have found particularly useful include Insight Timer and Calm.com
RISE is another excellent app, no charge, for daily insights and short teachings.
Buddhism and Modern Psychology: Robert Wright, Princeton University (Coursera). A free course from Princeton U, comparing the essential themes of Buddhism to Darwinian psychology and the “Multiple Mind” theory
Foundations of Well-Being: Dr Rick Hanson. A one-year programme of weekly practices and talks to increase emotional well-being. Well worth the investment of time and money.
Hinduism Through Its Scriptures: EDX.org. The fifth module of EDX’s programme of World Religions Through Their Scriptures. A free 8 week course that reviews the foundational literary works of the Hindu religion
Sounds True: Another great source of interviews and sessions, some of which are free
The Science of Happiness: University of California, Berkley: A free course offered by Berkley on the elements of happiness and what we can do to increase our own sense of joy.
YogaU: A great variety of lectures (many are free and downloadable!) based on the yogic wisdome traditions