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10 Best Books on Meditation — for Both Budding Meditators and Experienced Practitioners
Most of them were good but half a dozen have really stood out from the rest. These are the books I keep coming back to, re-reading and learning from. Note: The links below take you to The Book Depository, where you can purchase the books. Meditation Made Easy by Lorin Roche. This was not the first book on meditation I ever read but I wish it was.
Most of us understand the abstract benefits of mindfulness and meditation. But how do we actually do it? From patronising zealots to dogmatic control freaks, the people often dishing it out are frustratingly difficult to relate to. For those of us out there and there are a lot whose cynicism only sharpens the more ethereal and wishy-washy advice on meditation we are exposed to, this book will be a beacon of hope. Dan Harris speaks as one sceptic to another, giving no-nonsense advise and hilarious anecdotal evidence on all things meditation. He explains how he went from being a steadfast doubter to a full-blown believer after suffering a panic attack live on air on Good Morning America.
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I have a confession to make. So, with all of this in mind, it is for entirely selfish reasons that I have chosen to compile this list of mindfulness and meditation books for beginners. And yet! I know there are several of you reading this who also want to find easy, practical ways to work meditation and mindfulness into your everyday routines. From the spiritual to the practical to the scientific, one of these meditation books will work for you. In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practical suggestions and accessible anecdotes to help anyone learn to practice mindfulness.
The book, written by leading meditation teacher and spiritual author Sharon Salzberg, features 12 meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. People who have read the book say that Salzberg does a great job of explaining the benefits and the science behind meditation. They also agree that she offers practical advice that eliminates the frustration many people can experience when learning to meditate for the first time. Transcendental meditation is one of the most widely-practiced forms. It involves sitting comfortably with your eyes closed and repeating a silent mantra in your mind. Experts recommend that people practice transcendental meditation for 20 minutes twice a day. In "Strength in Stillness," Bob Roth—who has taught the practice to thousands of people including CEOs, celebrities, and inner-city youth—helps explain the benefits.