Resources to support your personal practice


Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, 2003.

Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, 2013.

Rick Hanson, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, 2009

Rick Hanson, Rewiring the Brain for Happiness, 2013.

Daniel Siegel,  Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness: An 8-week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, 2012.

Pema Chodron, numerous books!  see Amazon listing

Ven. Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition, 2002.

Sharon Salzberg: Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, 1995.




Meditation CDs

Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Guided Meditations, 2007.

Tara Brach, Finding True Refuge: Meditations for Difficult Times, 2013.

Tara Brach, Meditations for Emotional Healing: Finding Freedom in the Face of Difficulty, 2009.

Pema Chodron, Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience, 2011.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, 2012.

Web Resources

Tara Brach’s website ( audio and video talks and guided meditations

Jonathan Foust’s website ( audio talks and guided meditations

Rick Hanson’s website ( iPhone app, JOT, guided meditations

UCLA Mindfulness Research Center (mindfulness and meditation instruction in a secular language)

Dharmaseed (talks and meditations by Buddhist teachers)



Smartphone Apps

Mindfulness Bell : an app that will sound a bell at the interval you choose, as a reminder to bring awareness inward, or to whatever focus you are working with in your mindfulness practice.

Headspace : an introduction to meditation with 10-minute guided meditations for each day.  Excellent instruction, accessible, and friendly. (

Insight Timer : a free app that includes a customizable timer as well as thousands of guided meditations from hundreds of teachers in many traditions, music, groups, a social platform, and a profile page that tracks your meditation time. (