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Mindfulness Resources

Basic texts on Mindfulness

  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G. & Teasdale, J.D. 2002 Guilford Press.
  • A Path with Heart. A guide through the promises and perils of spiritual life. Jack Kornfield. (Rider, 1994)
  • After the Ecstasy the Laundry. How the heart grows wise on the spiritual path. Jack Kornfield.
  • What is meditation, How to develop a meditation practice and the benefits of meditation. Christina Feldman.
  • Breath by Breath: The liberating Practice of Insight meditation. Larry Rosenberg et al. (July 1999)
  • How to Meditate. Lawrence LeShan. (Thorsons, 1993)
  • The Fine Art of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation. Joel Levey, (Wisdom Publications 1987.)
  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, The Path of Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. (Shambala. 1987.)
  • The Experience of Insight. Joseph Goldstein. (Unity. 1979.)
  • Heal Thyself. Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. Saki Santorelli. (Bell Tower. 1999.)

Buddhism and Mindfulness

  • The Miracle of Mindfulness. Thich Nhat Hanh, (Beacon, 1975)
  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Shuntu Suzuki. (Weatherhill. 1970.)
  • Journey of Awakening. Ram Das.
  • Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh, (Berkley, 1987.)
  • A Guide to Walking Meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh, (Fellowship. 1985.)
  • Open Heart, Clear Mind. Thubten Chodron. Snow Lion, (Ithaca,1990.)
  • Loving-Kindness. The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Sharon Salzberg. (Shambala1995.)
  • A Heart As Wide As The World. Living with Mindfulness, Wisdom and Compassion. (Shambala. 1997.)
  • The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness. Pema Chodren. (Shambala. 1997 )
  • Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Pema Chodren.(Shambala)

Theoretical Background

  • The Psychology of Meditation. West M.A. (Clarendon Press, 1990)
  • The Psychological Treatment of Depression: A Guide to the theory and practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy. Williams, J.M.G, Watts, F.N, Macleod, C and Matthews, A.(1997)Routledge, London.
  • The transformation of meaning in psychological therapies. Eds. Power & Brewin. (Wiley, 1997).


  • Kitchen Table Wisdom. Stories That Heal. Rachel Naomi Remen. (Pan 1996.)
  • My Grandfathers Blessings. Rachel Naomi Remen.
  • It's easier than you think. Sylvia Boorstein.
  • Soul Food.Parables of the spiritual path from around the world.ed. by Jack Kornfield and Christina Feldman.

Other related books on meditation in life

  • Timeless Healing. The Power and Biology of Belief. Herbert Benson. Pocket Books.
  • A Gradual Awakening. Steven Levine, (Doubleday, 1979.)
  • The Quest of the Warrior Woman. Christina Feldman.
  • The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambala. 1984)
  • Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life. Fields. Taylor. Weyler. Ingrasci. Tarcher (St. Martins. 1984.)

Other publications by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Everyday Blessings. The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Jon Kabat-Zinn.(Hyperion. 1994.)
  • How to Use Mind and Breathing to Heal Your Body and Refresh Your Mind. Jon-Kabat-Zinn.
  • Meditation for Optimum Health. Andrew Weil and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  • Pebbles and Pearls. Meditations with Jon Kabat Zinn.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind. (Audio cassette. 1995). Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Articles available online

Healing, Stress, Illness and Mindfulness

  • Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food. Susan Albers, New Harbinger Publications, 2002.
  • Stress, Diet and your Heart. Dean Ornish, Holt, Reinhard, Winston, 1983.
  • The Type C Connection: The Behavioral Links to Cancer and Your Health. Temoshok and Dreher, Random House, 1992.
  • The Trusting Heart. Redford Williams, Times Books. 1989.
  • Love, Medicine and Miracles. Bernie Siegel. Harper and Row. 1986.
  • The Healing Heart. Norman Cousins, Bantam. 1983.
  • Beyond Illness. Larry Dossey. New Science Library. 1984.
  • The Relaxation Response. Herbert Benson. Avon 1976.
  • Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer. Ken Pelletier, Delta, 1976.
  • Healing into Life and Death. Steven Levine. Doubleday/anchor. 1987.
  • Where the Mind Meets the Body, Harris Dienstfrey, Harper/ Collins, 1991.
  • Alive Well - A Path for Living in a Time of HIV. Peter Hendrickson. Irvington. NY 1990.
  • Stress without Distress. Hans Seyle. Signet. 1979.





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