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Colorful Book Spines

Reading. Enjoying. Learning.

Books about Mindfulness, Meditation, or Buddhism.
Tara Brach, Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN

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

Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition

Henepola Gunaratana, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha’s Path

Jack Kornfield, Mindfulness for Beginners

Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

Ruth King, Mindful of Race – A Stimulus for Social Healing & Leadership

Thich Nhat Hanh's Books inspire me always in so many areas:

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles in English, ranging from classic manuals on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, to poems, children’s stories, parenting and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. (From Plum Village Website)

Mindfulness for Children, Teens or Parents

James Baraz, Awakening Joy for Kids

Lee-Anne Gray, Self-Compassion for Teens: 129 Activities & Practices to Cultivate Kindness

Susan Kaiser Greenland, The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

Bethany Casarjian and Diane Dillon, Mommy Mantras: Affirmations and Insights to Keep You from Losing Your Mind.

John Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn, Everyday blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting.

Carla Naumburg, Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family


Mitchell Hoffsteader and Betsy Thomson, Meditation, My Friend: Meditation for Kids and Beginners of all Ages


Dan Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell, Parenting From the Inside Out

Others parenting books by Dan Siegel

Shauna Shapiro and Chris White, Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary, Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between

Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Linda Graham, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Rick Hanson, Neurodharma

Jean Kristeller, The Joy of Half a Cookie: Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle with Food

Brenda Salgado (edited by), Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time

Dan Siegel, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Compassion and LovingKindness

Marc Ian Barasch, Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness

Tara Brach, Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN *
Chris Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness.

Sharon Salzberg, Real happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-day Program.

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