Meditation and Mindfulness Books

I’d love to know which mindfulness or meditation books you’ve enjoyed reading (or listening to). If anyone has any recommendations, let me know! I can add them to our resources section too.

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Hey! Regarding Zen Buddhism (which I suppose was the thinking context when you were making designs), the main focus is on Zazen meditation itself and the importance of books is rather for further self-development and going deeper into the subject in case of interest. So here just the basic introduction to Zazen in multiple languages:

http://www.dogensangha.org.uk/downloadibpz.htm

Meditation is not reading about meditation :wink: It fully reflects main idea of this phone, as you cant read those books on it.

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Hey @Karol_Tesar,
Excellent, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will read through it today and I look forward to learning more about the teachings of Gudo Nishijima Roshi.

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Excellent choice Tiffany. Maybe it would have been good to include some guided meditations as part of the phone features such as the MBSR ones.

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“The Joy of Missing Out” is a pertinent and relaxing read! There are definitely others that delve further into the nitty-gritty analytical details of what technology and internet access does to our brains, but I haven’t actually read them.

Some other reads in this thematic vein that I’ve enjoyed:
“Writing Down the Bones”
“I Touch the Earth, The Earth Touches Me”

Really though, nothing beats the blank book that you fill yourself.

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Hey! Thank you for this great question @anon32618512! :slightly_smiling_face:
Personally, I find “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown very relaxing and very practical too.
It shares very practical tips on how to declutter your inside and outside. It’s also very philosophical. I highly recommend!

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Good topic @anon32618512 :slight_smile:

I enjoy Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness
by Tsai Chih Chung for it’s way of presenting Zen Buddhism in the style of a comic book. Fun and easy to read but still engaging the reader in the deeper philosophy.
We used to read this book at bedtime with our kids when they were younger. They enjoyed the short stories and we could discuss the deeper meanings as well.

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I really enjoyed “Search inside yourself” which I would recommend to everyone as the first step to understand mindfulness and dive into this world in a really easy, simple, pragmatic, secular way.

From my experience, many people think that mindfulness/meditation is about spending 8 hours in a temple, while this book presents it in a more friendly way, starting from 1-minute exercises, which is something easy to try for everyone.

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The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation

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The radiance sutras by lorin roche.

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Thanks for this. What do you think about the manifestation magic review? Like in this blog https://cronicasportiva.com/ct-manifestation-magic-review

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Miracle of mindfulness and anger, both by thich nhat hanh.

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Thank you for sharing @joanapalmer! It is an interesting find. We will take a look at the link you provided.