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Books

This book provides an incredibly clear and honest perspective on the experience of meditation. Pema Chodron not only addresses the benefits of meditating but also offers sound advice for when we encounter difficulties during the course of our practice.

A creative and modern illustration of the ways in which we become trapped by the ingrained tendencies of our conditioned minds. David Nichtern gives a compelling case for why we are drawn to a cycle of suffering and how meditation can assist in escaping from it.

Written by a pioneering meditator and thinker, Chogyam Trungpa, this is one of the most foundational contemporary texts regarding the philosophy of meditation and it’s introduction to the Western World. This is the first book I read when I began meditating.

From one of the founders of Insight Meditation, a preeminent school of western meditative thought, Joseph Goldstein discusses the basic practical applications of meditation and how they can be applied to real-world situations outside of the formal practice itself.

Journals

Elsevier: Psych Health

Frontiers in Psychology: Workplace Productivity

Joule: PTSD

MDPI: Child Trauma

Military Medicine: Depression/ PTSD/ Anxiety

Journal of Happiness Studies: Happiness/ Productivity

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