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Best Mindfulness Books

Dive into serenity with the top mindfulness books to help you live in the moment. Frequently featured across prominent book blogs and publications.

Recommendations from 42 articles, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and 72 others.
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Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn - 2005-01-05 (first published in 1994)
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Discover a simple pathway to mindfulness in this insightful book. With something for first-time meditators and experienced practitioners alike, it offers a valuable guide for anyone striving to reclaim the richness of each moment.
Recommended by
Rick Rubin
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The Miracle of Mindfulness
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Thich Nhat Hanh - 1999-05-01 (first published in 1975)
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Discover the art of mindfulness with the help of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's beautiful and practical guide. Through gentle anecdotes and exercises, learn to be fully present in everyday moments and work towards greater self-understanding and peace. From washing dishes to peeling an orange, find opportunities for mindfulness in everything you do.
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Kevin Rose
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Full Catastrophe Living
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn - 2013-09-24 (first published in 1990)
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This book is an introduction to mindfulness, the practice of living in the moment and paying attention. The author, a proponent of meditation as a tool for dealing with illness, provides various techniques to help focus the mind, including breathing exercises and body scans. The book explores how these methods have benefited hospital patients and can help anyone deal with stress and cultivate a calmer outlook. A powerful transformation of outlook is possible, leading to greater balance and inner security in the world.
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10% Happier
How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story
Dan Harris - 2014-03-11
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Discover the power of meditation in this captivating exploration of self-help, neuroscience, and spirituality. Follow one man's journey as he navigates panic attacks, hypercompetitiveness, and a quest for inner peace. From a disgraced pastor, to a self-help guru, to brain scientists, this book delves into a variety of perspectives on the human mind. In the end, the author discovers the surprising benefits of meditation, and shares how it can transform anyone's life.
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Mindfulness in Plain English
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana - 1996-11-01 (first published in 1992)
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Explore the world of mindfulness and meditation with renowned meditation master Bhante Gunaratana in this step-by-step guide. Learn the myths, realities, and benefits of mindfulness as well as techniques for cultivating loving kindness. Perfect for beginners, this expanded edition offers a complete text and valuable insights into living a more productive and peaceful life.
Recommended by
Vinod Khosla
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I Am Peace
A Book of Mindfulness (I Am Books)
Susan Verde - 2017-09-26
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Explore the power of mindfulness with this heartwarming companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love. Children will learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and find empathy and wonder in the world by being present in the moment. Written by the talented team behind I Am Yoga, this book includes a guided meditation and is part of a sweet box set perfect for gifting!
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The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer - 2007-10-03
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Unlock your inner potential and discover inner peace with The Untethered Soul - a #1 New York Times bestseller. Author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer takes readers on a transformative journey that explores the source of thoughts and emotions, and provides simple yet profound solutions for releasing limiting beliefs. Through meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how to live in the present moment and release painful memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. This book offers a life-changing perspective for anyone looking to let go of mental and emotional limitations, and is now available in a special hardcover gift edition.
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A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World [With CD (Audio)]
Mark Williams - 2011-10-25
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Unlock a life of genuine happiness and confidence with MINDFULNESS. Based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, this book presents a set of simple yet powerful practices that take just a few minutes a day to bring about the full benefits of mindfulness meditation. Clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression, MINDFULNESS has been recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence. This book is focused on promoting joy and peace, helping everyday people break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety, and mental exhaustion.
Recommended by
Will MacAskill
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The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle - 2004-08-19 (first published in 1997)
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Discover the path to true happiness and enlightenment with this inspiring and practical guidebook. Eckhart Tolle's message about living in the present moment is brought to life through clear writing, concrete language, and a supportive voice. Within a chapter, readers will already be experiencing greater consciousness about their thoughts and emotions. This book covers topics such as the source of Chi, enlightened relationships, and creative use of the mind, with markers for reflection and contemplation. The Power of Now is a life-changing read that has the potential to inspire and improve countless lives.
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Get Some Headspace
Andy Puddicombe - 2016-09-27 (first published in 2011)
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Transform your mental health with the help of a former Buddhist monk and mindfulness meditation expert. This program, designed for busy individuals, requires just 10 minutes a day to help calm the mind and reduce stress. With simple exercises and techniques, readers can benefit from increased productivity, focus, better sleep, weight-loss, improved personal relationships and more. Delve into the science behind mindfulness meditation and experience more headspace and less stress in your daily life.
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Bill Gates
Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel
Waking Up by Sam Harris
Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey
Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov
What Does It Mean to Be Present? by Rana Diorio
The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams
A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mind Illuminated by John Yates
The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale
The Little Book of Mindfulness by Patrizia Collard
Crab and Whale by Mark Pallis, Christiane Kerr
Altered Traits by Daniel Goleman
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim
Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean
Breathe and Be by Kate Coombs
How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies by Patrizia Collard
Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays
Declutter Your Mind by S. J. Scott
Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. Vo Faap
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh
Letting Go by David R. Hawkins
Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
No Worries! (Mindful Kids, #2) by Lily Murray, Katie Abey
Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day by Jennie Marie Battistin MA LMFT
Breathe with Me by Mariam Gates
Happy by Nicola Edwards
Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Meditation Is an Open Sky by Whitney Stewart
Mindfulness by Yesenia Chavan
Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance
Rama Speaks by Lawrence Borok
Mind Hug by Emily Arber
Finding the Space to Lead by Janice Marturano
Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race
Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Little Book of Being by Diana Winston
Elmer's Walk by MCKEE DAVID
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jeffrey Holloway
Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson
Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Clarity & Connection by Yung Pueblo
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness by Pema Chodron
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-meng Tan
Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Twenty-Something by Holly Rogers
The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution by Lynn Rossy
The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Running Is My Therapy by Scott Douglas
Mastering Mindful Eating by Michelle Babb
Aware by Daniel Siegel