Meditation and Mindfulness Bibliography

The following is a meditation and mindfulness bibliography for A Mindful Morning (F+W/Adams Media, 2016) and A Mindful Evening (forthcoming, F+W/ Adams Media).  The books and articles in this list will be helpful for practitioners of all backgrounds and abilities.

Adyashanti. The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2008.

Altobello, Robert. Meditation from Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist Perspectives. New York: Peter Lang, 2009

Ashley-Farrand, Thomas. Shakti Mantras: Tapping into the Great Goddess Energy Within. New York: Ballantine, 2003, 169.

Ashton, Kevin. How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery. New York: Random House, 2015.

Atreya. Prana: The Secret of Yogic Healing. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1996.

Austin, James H. Zen and the Brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Baker, Carolyn. Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2013.

Barker, A. Trevor. The Hill of Discernment. 1941. Theosophical University Press online edition.

Baugher, John Eric. “Sociological Mindfulness and Leadership Education.” In Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity. Edited by Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, John Eric Baugher, Lena Lid Falkman, and Karin Jironet. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014, 79–89.

Birx, Ellen. Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Other. Wisdom Publications, 2014.

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna. Gems from the East. Theosophical University Press.

Boff, Leonardo. Sacraments of Life, Life of the Sacraments. Trans. John Drury. Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 1987.

Brach, Tara. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam, 2004, 18.

Brahm, Ajahn. Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator’s Handbook. Boston: Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2006.

Brahmachari, Shuddhaananda. The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi: The Times, Teachings and Life of Living Shiva, Baba Lokenath Brahmachari. Kolkata: Lokenath Divine Life Mission, 2014.

Brantley, Jeffrey. Calming Your Angry Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anger and Bring Peace to Your Life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2014.

Buber, Martin. I and Thou. Translated by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970.

Butterworth, Eric. The Universe is Calling: Opening to the Divine through Prayer. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

Cameron, Julia. The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of “Enough.” New York: Tarcher, 2011.

—. Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity. New York: Tarcher, 2003.

Cashman, Tyrone. “Where does it Come From? Where Does It Go?” In Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism. Edited by Allan Hunt Badiner.  Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 2002. pp. 225-228.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Problem.” Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chatterji, J.C. The Wisdom of the Vedas. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2008.

Chinmoy, Sri. Beyond Within: A Philosophy for the Inner Life. Jamaica, NY: Aum Publications, 2014.

Cleary, Thomas. Vitality, Energy, Spirit. A Taoist Sourcebook. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1991.

Collins, Mabel. Light on the Path and Through the Gates of Gold. London: Redway, 1887.

Confucius. The Analects. D.C. Lau, trans. New York: Penguin, 1979.

Dalai Lama XIV, Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub, and José Ignacio Cabezón. Meditation on the Nature of Mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2011.Danaos, Kosta. Nei Kung: the Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2002.

Das, Krishna. Chants of a Lifetime: Searching for a Heart of Gold. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2010.

Davis, Angela Y. Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005.

Dhole, Nandalal, trans. The Panchadasi of Sreemut Vidyaranya Swami: A Handbook of Hindu Pantheism. Kolkata: Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature, 1899.

Dunckley, Victoria L. “Nature’s Rx: Green-time’s Effects on ADHD.” Psychology Today, June 20, 2013.

Dyson, Michael Eric. Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2009.

Eigen, Michael. Contact with the Depths. London: Karnac, 2011.

Findhorn Community. The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1975.

Fine, Micki. Need to Please: Mindfulness Skills to Gain Freedom from People Pleasing and Approval Seeking. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2013.

Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning. New York: Washington Square Press, 1984.

Frawley, David. Vedantic Meditation: Lighting the Flame of Awareness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2000.

Furlong, Monica. Visions and Longings: Medieval Women Mystics. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1996.

Germer, Christopher K. The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. New York: The Guilford Press, 2009.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. New York: Riverhead Books, 2015.

Giroux, Henry A. The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2014.

Grace, Cheryl. Feng Shui Simply: Change Your Life from the Inside Out. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2013.

Greenberger, Dennis and Christine Padesky. Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2016.

Gunaratana, Bhante. Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2014.

Hagen, Steve. Meditation: Now or Never. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Hanh, Thích Nhat. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York: Bantam, 1992, 21ff.

Harding, Douglas. On Having No Head: Zen and the Re-Discovery of the Obvious. London: Buddhist Society, 1961.

Harp, David. Mindfulness To Go: How to Meditate While You’re on the Move. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2011.

Heraclitus, Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus. Translated by Haxton, Brooks. New York: Penguin, 2001.

Hofstadter, Douglas. I am a Strange Loop. New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Hogan, Steve. Meditation: Now or Never. New York: HarperOne, 2007.

Horkheimer, Max and Theodor W. Adorno. Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Husserl, Edmund. Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999.

Jaspers, Karl. Way to Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Jensen, Derrick. A Language Older than Words. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004.

Jones, David. “From the Heart: Compassionate Knowing in the Heart and Diamond Sutras.” In Psychology of Mindfulness, Edited by Kimiyo Murata-Soraca. New York: Nova, 2014, 1–10.

Judge, William Quan. The Ocean of Theosophy. c. 1893. Theosophical University Press online edition.

Judith, Anodea. Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love. Santa Rosa, CA: Elite Books, 2006.

Julian of Norwich. Showings. Translated by Edmund College and James Walsh. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1978, 298–299.

Kamath, M.V. and V.B. Kher. Sai Baba of Shirdi: A Unique Saint. Ahmedabad: Jaico Publishing, 2012.

Kaplan, Jonathan. Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2010.

Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. The Age of Peace: Peace is the Only Culture for both Man and the Universe. Bensalem, PA: CPS International, 2015.

Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin, and Farida Hanam, trans. The Quran. New Delhi: Goodword Books, 2014.

Kiefer, Charles and Malcolm Constable. The Art of Insight: How to Have More Aha! Moments. San Francisco: Berett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

King, Godfré Ray. The “I Am” Discourses. Schaumburg, IL: Saint Germain Press, 2011.

Kornfield, Jack. A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path through Difficult Times. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2014.

Kripananda, Swami, trans. Jnaneshwar’s Gita: A Rendering of the Jnaneshwari. South Fallsburg, NY: SYDA Foundation, 1999.

Lane, John. The Art of Ageing: Inspiration for a Positive and Abundant Life. Devon, UK: Green Books, 2010.

Levi, Eliphas. The Key of the Mysteries. Translated by A. Crowley.

Maharshi, Ramana. The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: A Visual Journey. Carlsbad, CA: Inner Directions, 2001.

Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. New York: Back Bay Books, 2005.

Mathieu, Ingrid. “Beware of Spiritual Bypass: Why Do We Avoid Rather Than Accept?” Psychology Today, October 2, 2011.

Matt, Daniel C., ed. and trans. The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism. New York: Paulist Press, 1995, 26.

McCarthy, Auriela. The Power of the Possible: A Book of Hope and Inspiration. New York: Beaufort Books, 2008.

McKenna, Terence. Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge. New York: Penguin, 2010.

Menon, Ramesh, trans. Mahabharata. Amazon Kindle Edition, 2012.

Merton, Thomas. When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature. Edited by Kathleen Deignan. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2003, 48.

Midgley, Mary. Science and Poetry. London: Routledge, 2002.

Monks of New Skete. In the Spirit of Happiness. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1999.

Montaigne, Michel de. “On Solitude.” Translated by M.A. Screech. In The Essays: A Selection. New York: Penguin, 2004.

Murray, Zachiah. Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 2012.

Nagar, Shanti Lal, trans. Brahmavaivarta Purana. Delhi: Parimal Publications, 2005.

Ni, Hua-Ching. Entering the Tao: Master Ni’s Guide for Self-Cultivation. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1997.

Nikhilananda, Swami, trans. Gospel of Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 2007.

Pickering, Leslie James, ed. The Earth Liberation Front: 1997–2002, 2nd ed. Portland, OR: Arissa Media Group, 2007.

Plotinus. The Enneads. Translated by Stephen MacKenna. New York: Penguin, 1991.

Poet Seers. Spiritual Poetry from Around the World.

Poonja, H.W.L. Wake Up and Roar. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2007.

Prakashananda, Swami. The Inner Consciousness and How to Awaken and Direct It. San Francisco: Vedanta Society, 1921.

Prasad, Ramananda, trans. The Bhagavad-Gita (The Sacred Song). 4th ed. Fremont, CA: International Gita Society, 2004.

Quinn, Daniel. Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest. New York: Bantam, 1994.

Rahula, Walpola. What the Buddha Taught. New York: Grove Press, 1974.

Ramchander, P.R, trans. Aadhi Narayana Sthuthi [Prayer to the Primeval Narayana]. Vedanta Spiritual Library,

Ravikant, Kamal. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. Love Yourself: Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2012.

Regardie, Israel. The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic. Edited by Chic Cicero and Tabitha Cicero. Saint Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2001.

Rifkin, Jeremy. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2009.

Roberts, Bernadette. The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.

Rohr, Richard. What the Mystics Know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2015.

Russell, Bertrand. The Conquest of Happiness. New York: Liveright, 1996.

Saint-Martin, Louis Claude de. Man: His True Nature and Ministry. Translated by Edward Burton Penny. Rookhope, UK: Aziloth Books, 2011.

Salzberg, Sharon. Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2003.

Saraswati, Sw. Satya Prakash, and Satyakam Vidyalankar, trans. Ṛg Veda. 12 vols. Delhi: DAV Publication Division, 2011.

———. Sāma Veda. 2 vols. Delhi: DAV Publication Division, 2011.

. Sawaraswati, Sw. Satya Prakash, and Udaya Vir Viraj, trans. Atharva Veda. 5 vols. Delhi: DAV Publications, 2008.

———. Yajur Veda. Delhi: DAV Publications, 2012.

Saraswati, Swami Satyananda. Shree Maa: The Life of a Saint. Napa, CA: Devi Mandir Publications, 1997.

Saraswati, Swami Satyananda, Swami Vittalānanda Saraswati, and Mātā Pārvatīnanda Saraswati, trans. Lakṣmī Pūjā and Thousand Names. Napa, CA: Devi Mandir Publications, 2001.

Schumacher, E.F. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Shankaracharya, Adi. Sata Shloki. Translated by S.N. Sastri, 2001, Vedanta Spiritual Library.

Scheler, Max. “Ordo Amoris.” In Selected Philosophical Essays. Translated by David R. Lachterman. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1973, 98–135.

Sells, Michael A. Mystical Languages of Unsaying. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Seneca. Letters from a Stoic. Translated by Robin Campbell. New York: Penguin, 2004.

Sheng-yen, Ch’an Master. Complete Enlightenment. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc, 1997.

Shiva, Vandana. Making Peace with the Earth. London: Pluto Press, 2013.

Suzuki, David T. Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature. Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books, 2007.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2011.

Tagore, Rabindranath, trans. Gitanjali. New York: Macmillan, 1913.

———,., The Songs of Kabir. New York: Macmillan, 1915.

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder. New York: Random House, 2012.

Talib, Gurbachan Singh, trans. Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Amazon Kindle Edition, 2013.

Taylor, Jill Bolte. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. New York: Viking, 2006.

Thoreau, Henry David. Wild Fruits. New York: Norton, 2000.

Three Initiates. The Kybalion. Yogi Publication Society, 1912. (public domain). Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Vancouver, BC: Namaste Publishing, Inc., 2004.

Treadway, Michael and Sara W. Lazar. “The Neurobiology of Mindfulness.” In Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness. Edited by Fabrizio Didonna. New York: Springer, 2009, 45–58.

Ueshiba, Morihei. The Art of Peace. Translated and edited by John Stevens. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2011.

Victore, James. “Reclaiming Our Self-Respect.” In Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind. Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei. Las Vegas: Amazon Publishing, 2013, 158–163.

Waddell, Helen, Trans. The Desert Fathers. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Watts, Alan. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety. New York: Random House, 1979.

Williams, John F. Hating Perfection: A Subtle Search for the Best Possible World. New York: Humanity Books, 2013.

Williams, Mark, Melanie Fennell, Thorsten Barnhofer, Rebecca Crane, and Sarah Silverton. Mindfulness and the Transformation of Despair: Working with People at Risk of Suicide. New York: Guilford Press, 2015.

Wilson, E.O. In Search of Nature. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1996.

Wood, Ernest. Concentration: An Approach to Meditation. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2014

Wootton, Joshua. “Meditation and Chronic Pain.” In Integrative Pain Management: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Edited by Joseph F. Audette and Allison Bailey. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press (Springer), 2008, 195–210.

Yamada, Kōun. The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1979.

Yogananda, Parmahansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 2001.

Zhuangzi. Translated by James Legge. In The Texts of Taoism (Sacred Books of the East), vols. 39, 40. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1891.