Favorite Mindfulness Book Recommendations

I recently participated in a survey of MBSR teacher’s and researcher’s favorite books to recommend on mindfulness. Here are the results.

Do you have your own favorite mindfulness books to recommend? Please post them in a comment below.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (Kabat-Zinn, J.)
Wherever You Go, There you Are: Mindfulness in Everyday Life (Kabat-Zinn, J.)
A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life (Kornfield, J)

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness (Williams et al.)
Mindfulness in Plain English (Gunaratana, H.)
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha (Brach, T.)
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (Hanh, T.N.)
Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation (Rosenberg, L.)
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teaching of Buddhist Psychology (Kornfield, J.)
Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind can Heal the Heart (Bennett-Goleman, T.)
When Things Fall Apart:Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Chodron, P).
Turning the Mind into an Ally (Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche)
Mindflness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (Segal et al.)
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Salzberg, S.)
Dancing With Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering (Moffitt, P.)
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness (Chodron, P.)
Being Peace (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Thoughts Without a Thinker (Epstein, M.)
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation (Goldstein/Kornfield)
Insight Meditation (Goldstein)
Faith (Salzberg, S.)
Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond (Brahm, A.)
Calming Your Anxious Mind (Brantley, J.)
Start Where You Are (Chodron, P.)
The Places That Scare You (Chodron, P.)
Meditation: Now or Never (Hagen, S.)
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Tolle, E.)
How God Changes Your Brain
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart (Epstein, M.)
Losing a Parent (Kennedy, A.)
Peace is Every Step (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Starbright–Meditations for Children (Garth, M.)
Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (Kashdan, T.)
Being Dharma (Chah, A.)
The Relaxation Response (Benson, H.)
Everyday Zen and Nothing Special (Beck, J.)
Begin Where You Are (Chodron, P.)
Saying Yes to Life (Bayda, E.)
Even the Hard Parts (Bayda, E.)
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal With Stress (Biegel, G.)
Idiots Guide to Mindfulness
Undoing Perpetual Stress: The Missing Connection Between Depression, Anxiety and 21st Century Illness (O’Connor, R.)
The Untethered Sould
Meditations From the Mat
The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Siegel,D.)
Small Boat, Great Mountain (Amaro, A.)
Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and You’r Childs First Year (Vieten, C.)
Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body and Mind (Boccio, F.)
Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness (Weiss, A.)
Breathe! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing (Hanh, T.N.)
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace (Kornfield, J).
Kitchen Table Wisdom (Ramen, R.)

The Practice of Happiness (Fryba, M.)
Transforming the Mind (HH Dalai Lama)
Still Here, Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying (Dass, R.)
Nonviolent Communication (Rosenberg, M.)
Mindful Exercise (Jones, C.)
New and Selected Poems (Oliver, M.)

The Essential Rumi (Barks, C.)
Coming to Our Senses (Kabat-Zinn, J.)

Mindfulness and Acceptance (Hayes, Follette & Linehan)
Mindfulness Based Treatment Approaches (Baer)
Soul Without Shame (Brown)
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (Rinpoche, S.)
Heal Thyself (Santorelli, S.)

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Chopra, D.)
Overcoming Addictions (Chopra, D.)
Buddhism Without Beliefs (Batchelor, S.)
Challenge of the Heart (Welwood, J.)
Awakening of the Heart (Welwood, J.)
Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion (Bayda, E.)
Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World (Feldman, C.)
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (Germer, C.)
Teachings on Love (Hanh, T.N.)
Insight Dialouge: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom (Kramer, G.)
Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World (Lama Surya Das)
Awakening Through Love: Unveiling your Deepest Goodness (Makransky, J.)
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (Begley, S.)
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes, S. & Smith, S.)


3 responses to “Favorite Mindfulness Book Recommendations

  1. This is a nice list of reads. I haven’t had the chance to read any one of them, but I’m hoping it’ll be just as helpful as the carisoprodol I take for my chronic pain. Thanks for sharing the list, by the way. 🙂

    Abbey Yap

  2. Fabulous List…many of my favorites on there and some I have forgotten!
    I will share this with my clients…sending them here to your list!
    Be well~

  3. May I submit my own book? Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance. Forward by Steve Hayes (I was one of his students at Reno). Published by New Harbinger.

    Thank you.

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