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Mindfulness Based Resources
Don't know how or want to connect with a community of others who meditate? The Bay Area is blessed with many meditation centers. Visit your local Vipassana (Insight) Meditation Center's website to learn more about meditation, resources, groups, classes and more near you.
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Compassion, Mindfulness & Meditation Books
This book shows readers how to let go of their constant, debilitating self-judgment and finally learn to be kind to themselves: Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, PhD
For those who are curious about the science of why and how we change and why mindfulness matters: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonical, PhD
The National Bestseller for those new to Mindfulness –
The Miracle of MindfulnessAn Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
A valuable resource for Mindfulness practices and exercises from the man who developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program: Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
A great overall guide to Buddhist Principles & Buddhist Psychology by an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher and Psychologist: The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield, PhD
A wonderful and embodied compilation of stories that reveal how mindfulness can help you embrace yourself exactly the way you are: Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
A must read for anyone teetering on the edge of belief or disbelief, trust or mistrust: Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg
A great resource for therapists (or the clinically curious) who want to understand how to apply what we know about neuroscience & meditation in the therapy room –
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
More resources available upon request