A compilation of the top books on mediation & mindfullness
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Authors: Eckhart Tolle,
A New Earth is a legendary book that holds the solution for all the chaos around the world. Tolle reveals the toxic power of the ego, and proves that overcoming it will result in a personal spiritual upliftment. Eventually, it will make way for world peace as well. Uncover this revolutionary concept of a stronger spiritual state of mind and make your life more purposeful and fulfilling.
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha
Authors: Tai Sheridan,
Tai Sheridan reveals the profound blessings you will experience in life just by dedicating some moments of it to sitting quietly, and being your true self. In other words, by imitating Buddha. As a result, your life will transform in every aspect. You will find a new courage with which you face challenges and live and die in peace.
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,Mobi Ho
Thich Nhat Hanh reveals the significance of a mindful existence. In The Miracle of Mindfulness, he shows you how you can develop the skill through simple day-to-day acts such as doing the dishes, picking up the phone, and peeling an orange. As a result, you’ll gain a better understanding of yourself and live a life of inner and outer peace.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Authors: Michael A. Singer,
If you want to live a limitless life where you are fully aware of what your soul wants and mindful of the environment you are in, Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul is the right book for you. He shows you how you can liberate your mind and free yourself from your negative thoughts. Unrelenting happiness is now closer to you than you imagine!
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity
Authors: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
If you seek a good life, where your mind and heart are at peace, Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic will show you how to get there. He provides 365 Stoic insights that have changed the lives of George Washington, Frederick the Great and the likes. This unique and rare combination of philosophical ideas from the past and the present will change your life, one day at a time.
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
Authors: Fritjof Capra,
The Tao of Physics in an exploration of the remarkable similarities between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, revealing how the latest breakthroughs in Physics are highly similar to what ancient mystics spoke of centuries ago. A fascinating book that continues to change people’s perception of the world even though it is nearing its 50th anniversary.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny
Authors: Robin S. Sharma,
Through the story of Julian Mantle, Robin Sharma teaches you about life and how you can find your purpose and passion in it. He provides a handbook on acquiring peace of mind, courage to do what matters, happiness that is independent and, most importantly, a balance in everything you do.
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,Arnold Kotler, Dalai Lama XIV
Renowned thinker Hanh reveals his profound insights about life. What he shares will make you look at every negative situation in a more optimistic angle and expose you to new opportunities of spiritual growth. Peace Is Every Step will change every aspect of your life, and consequently the world at large, all by encouraging you to concentrate on one thing — peace.
The Yoga Sutras
Authors: Patanjali,Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda is an expert yoga master. In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali he reveals 4000 year old yogic teachings regarding posture, meditation and even ethics in the original Sanskrit language, along with their meaning and commentary. When you implement his strategies, you will find yourself more with strong mental, emotional and physical health.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Authors: Robert M. Pirsig,
Pirsig’s tale of a father and son’s motorcycle journey across Northwest America is packed with life-changing lessons. From fear, love, growth and acceptance, this book will give you answers to some of life’s biggest questions. It will help you make sense of the world around you and ease your path to success.
The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
Authors: Oprah Winfrey,
Oprah Winfrey’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sundays changed the lives of millions. Now she compiles some of the best lessons she learnt during the show and shares them along with a personal essay of her own. Each of the 10 chapters in this book covers the different aspects of life, such as forgiveness, love, purpose and healing.
Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now
Authors: Eckhart Tolle,
In this book, Tolle gives you more insight into the skill of mindfulness and shows you how you can end your enslavement to the mind and become its master instead. He also provides simple techniques to go beyond your ego-based consciousness and argues that they holds the key to abolishing all the vices that have corrupted the world today.
The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
Authors: Gabrielle Bernstein,
In this powerful book, Gabrielle Bernstein provides you with the tools to remove all the obstacles in your life. What you will discover as a result is happiness, peace and a purpose. You will be equipped with the power to spread love to the world and to live with freedom, faith and joy.
Autobiography of a Yogi
Authors: Paramahansa Yogananda,
Paramahansa Yogananda shares with you the story of his life, from childhood to his time as a teacher in America. He also provides the lessons he learnt during his search for spiritual enlightenment from the likes of Gandhi, Tagore, and Burbank. This book narrates the tale of yoga, its inception, and unique principles.
Authors: Hermann Hesse,Hilda Rosner
Hesse shares what he learnt in life through the story of Siddhartha, who abandoned a life of luxury to seek enlightenment. In this journey, he experienced the stages of life just like any other person, but with an understanding that enlightenment is something that comes from the heart.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Authors: Mitch Albom,
This is the story of a war veteran, Eddie, whose life was an endless cycle of boring work until he died trying to save a little girl from an accident. When he woke up in his afterlife, he encountered five people who had changed his life in this world. There, he discovers the meaning of everything that ever happened to him.
If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir
Authors: Om Swami
An extraordinary memoir that unravels the life story of Om Swami, that starts from his struggles in setting up a multi-million dollar software business, through his renunciation of all possessions to lead the life of a spiritual monk in solitude in the Himalayas. The book contains personal accounts of the practical struggles and experiences he faced through this journey.
A Million Thoughts: Learn all about Meditation from a Himalayan Mystic
Authors: Om Swami
Drawing on his experience of thousands of hours of intense mediation in the Himalayas, Om Swami provides insights into how you need to meditate correctly, the various different techniques of mediation, different yogic practices and what it takes to travel the path towards the final stage of samadhi (or enlightenment).
The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within
Osho reveals the secrets of the ancient science of Tantra, through this comprehensive and practical guide. Often misunderstood, Tantra is not simply a means to enhance sexual experience, but rather a complete science of self-realisation and a set of transformative tools that can bring new meaning and joy to your daily life.
Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
This book is a meditation handbook, keeping in mind the 21st century realities in mind and helps explain what makes Osho so popular. The book includes detailed step-by-step guides to Osho dynamic meditations (highly effective for those who struggle to sit silently and to throw out tensions of modern life), as well as the importance of everyday awareness (helping make meditation a part of our daily routines).
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Authors: Eckhart Tolle,
Eckhart Tolle shows you how much of your life you can change by focusing on the present, in other words, by being mindful. On your journey to enlightenment, you will face its biggest enemy — your mind. Tolle helps you control it, as well as your reactions in life, and as a result you will develop a stronger connection with your inner-self.
A Course in Miracles
Authors: Foundation for Inner Peace,
First published in 1975, A Course In Miracles is a legendary book that will spiritually transform your life. The author reveals the path to inner peace and how you can attain lasting happiness in your life. By the end of this book, your perception of the world will have changed and you will have a better understanding of life.
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Authors: Richard Bach,
Bach’s insights will make you realize that you already have wings and now it’s time for you to fly. Your wings will help you rise even above the darkest cloud so you can discover its purpose in your life. This is a book that will make you pay attention to the Messiah that has been hiding inside you all along.
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
Authors: M. Scott Peck,
The Road Less Traveled is a book that combines intellect and spirituality. Dr. Peck guides you through life, so you can experience the best of both. In this profound book, he shows you how to unveil your authentic identity, helps you become a more understanding parent and teaches you to love without attachment.
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
Authors: Pam Grout,
E-Squared is a unique book of experiments that will prove the existence of a positive force in the universe. A force that will accommodate all dreams and desires but is only open to those who dare to believe in themselves. Pam Grout reveals the secret connection between you and the rest of the world and the power of your thoughts.
The Present: The Secret to Enjoying Your Work and Life, Now!
Authors: Spencer Johnson,
In The Present, Johnson illustrates the tale of a young boy who embarked on a journey in pursuit of a unique gift that the universe has in store. He left no stone unturned in his pursuit, only to discover by the end of it that this gift is The Present. Johnson teaches you to plant seeds today, and enjoy their fruits for the rest of your life.
Being Peace (Being Peace, #1)
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,Arnold Kotler
Thich Nhat Hanh eloquently introduces the concept of Buddhism and delves into inner peace, which eventually creates outer-peace as well. If you want to change the world you live in, or even just your own life, Hanh’s words will spiritually uplift you and prepare you to make those changes.
Authors: Eckhart Tolle,
Stillness and silence — the two components of self-discovery, the secrets to mastering healing and strengthening our relationships in life. Tolle delves into this topic, and shows you how you can inject wisdom into your head, control your mind and your reactions to the miseries in life and become a better individual overall.
Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment
Authors: Lama Surya Das,
There is a Buddha within you, and Lama Surya Das shows you how you can awaken him. He trains you to develop powerful introspection, an unbiased vision of the world, a personality that is compassionate, kind, and loving, and a mind that is in the present.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
Authors: Shunryu Suzuki,Trudy Dixon, Huston Smith, Richard Baker
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”. Based on this profound idea, Suzuki enlightens the reader’s mind on the concept of Zen. His teachings range from the best way to breathe and the need to be mindful of the surroundings. The best part is that this book is easy-to-practice with simple and precise instructions.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: Guidance on the Path to Mindfulness from a Spiritual Leader
Authors: Haemin Sunim,Chi-Young Kim
Through this book, Haemin Sunim gives you a break from the fast-moving world around you. He trains your mind to slow down, maintain strong bonds with the people in your life, and develop a self-forgiving and compassionate nature. He also provides the 8 areas in your life that will bring true happiness, and many more such life-changing ideas.
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation
Authors: Sharon Salzberg,
Sharon Salzberg reveals the power of meditation. It can help you cope with stress, enrich your life with peace, give you a strong sense of identity, strengthen your ties with people, help you face your fears, improve your attention span, and even reduce physical pain. And it could start by the simple act of sitting down somewhere, and taking a long, deep breath.
Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
Authors: Mark Nepo,
Mark Nepo is a renowned philosopher and a cancer-survivor. His insights on life — its tragedies, joys and celebrations — will change how you’ve been living and open your eyes to a new perspective. One where love, friendship and compassion stand above all.
You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,Sherab ChÃ¶dzin Kohn
Thich Nhat Hanh reveals the secret to true happiness, and it isn’t about running away from life or its responsibilities. Rather, it is about being present and engage in life consciously. It is to develop “Mindfulness”. Once you’ve developed this, he claims you will taste real freedom and experience life in its purest sense.
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life
Authors: Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Through mindfulness, you will discover a fuller sense of self and contentment in life. Renowned teacher, Jon Kabat-Zinn, shows you how you can master this skill. In this book, he demonstrates the power of heartfulness, why you should keep returning to your authentic self frequently, the 3 mental causes of suffering and more such life-transforming principles.
Hero (The Secret, #4)
Authors: Rhonda Byrne,
Imagine you were given a map that would direct you to the life of your dreams. A life where you are mentally strong, financially stable, and successful in your career. A life where you are the hero of your own story. In this book, Rhonda Byrne provides you with that map. Her words will inspire you to overcome every challenge and live your best life.
The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
Authors: Ronald D. Siegel,
In this book, Dr. Siegel shows you how you can develop mindfulness through the daily routines of your life, such as driving, taking your dog for a walk or doing the dishes. As a result, you will feel more in-touch with your inner-self and have better control over your thoughts, feelings, and your life altogether.
Authors: Marcus Aurelius,Martin Hammond, Diskin Clay
Meditations is a collection of a Roman philosopher and emperor Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts and reflections on his journey towards self-discovery. In this book, he addresses and resolves the various human challenges that occur in life such as doubt, despair, and the struggle to make sense of one’s emotions. This book is a philosophical masterpiece that has changed the lives of many.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Authors: Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Mindfulness is a skill that will guarantee a better life, stronger relationships with your loved ones, and a better understanding of yourself. In Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn provides practical mindfulness tips for beginners and experts likewise. This book surprised the world by becoming a massive hit, now it’s your turn to explore its powerful insights.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Authors: Tara Brach,
A life in which every moment is experienced fully, begins by accepting who you are, how far you have come, and how far you still have to go. Tara Brach provides for you a way out of the daily struggles you face because of your own judgements and criticisms. She shows you the power of acceptance, an undying faith in your instincts, and building strong personal relationships in your life.
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Authors: William B. Irvine,
Using Stoic philosophy, Irvine saves you from regretting your life on your deathbed. He draws lessons from ancient Rome and guides you to let go of your past and prepare yourself for your future. He teaches you to become an observer in your life so you can stop and ponder over it.
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment
Authors: Deepak Chopra,
Deepak Chopra unravels the story of Buddha, but without cutting out the nasty parts. He shows you how Siddhartha, a human being just like you, attained the highest level of spirituality despite his human flaws. Chopra opens your eyes to the magic of paying attention to the heart and its whispers, and responding to the universe’s call.
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,
Thich Nhat Hanh gives you insight into Buddhist philosophy and guides you on a path to enlightenment. In this journey, he reveals to you what your sufferings in life will create. He shows you how you can apply Buddha’s teachings in your daily routine, the 7 factors of awakening and the 4 noble truths in life.
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh,
Undoubtedly, Buddha and Christ are two of the most revolutionary figures of the world. But have you ever wondered what would happen if they were to meet? Thich Nhat Hanh combines the two religions, and provides a profound understanding of both Christianity and Buddhism. He illuminates the reader on what each of the religions teaches regarding spirituality and love.
The Way of Zen
Authors: Alan W. Watts,
According to Alan Watts, Zen is an Asian gift to the entire world. In this book, he shows the reader how to access this gift. He shares its rich history, principles and practices, and shows explicitly how Zen can be applied in the modern world.
Ego Is the Enemy
Authors: Ryan Holiday,
Ryan Holiday believes that we will only be able to concentrate on our purpose in this life when we stop focusing so much on spreading awareness about our specialities. He reveals that the biggest obstacle in our path to success is what keeps us down during failure and makes us forget to learn more during success — our ego.
The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine
Authors: A.W. Tozer,
Tozer gives you 10 chapters that will change how you perceive God. He introduces you to a Loving, Nourishing and Cherishing God and gives you the spiritual boost you’ve been lacking. He helps you find your way back to God and reveals the reasons why you’ve been feeling so distant from Him
The Tao of Pooh
Authors: Benjamin Hoff,Ernest H. Shepard
The master Taoist isn’t a philosopher or even Chinese. It is none other than your favorite Winnie-the-pooh. Pooh’s example of being, as opposed to his anxious and overconfident friends, is what Taoism is all about. In this mind-blowing book, Benjamin Hoff shows you how you can develop Taoism by reflecting on the life of this A. A. Milne’s popular character.
Tao Te Ching
Authors: Lao Tzu,Gia-Fu Feng, Jane English, Toinette Lippe, Jacob Needleman
Tao is the way of the universe. Tao Te Ching is a book that helps you understand this way. It opens your eyes to the universe’s kindness, generosity and flexibility. When you get this, you’ll know exactly how to keep pushing forward and make your dreams in life come true. Tao Te Ching will show you the way to success.
Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
Authors: Robert Wright,
Robert Wright uses psychology and philosophy to prove why Buddhist philosophy is the way to lasting happiness and peace in life. He reveals what Buddhism discovered thousands of years ago regarding our suffering in life and shows how meditation will not only make you more mindful, but also reduce anxiety, stress and anger.
The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace
Authors: Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills
This book will eliminate all the negative thoughts that have been sabotaging your life until today. Miguel Ruiz takes you back to your infancy, when you believed in the truth, in love and in happiness, and reveals the lies that abolished all those truths. In this profound book, he gives you a genuine way to ease all the emotional suffering you go through.
The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want
Authors: Deepak Chopra,
One of the greatest spiritual thinkers and the author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra reveals that there is a magic in your life. He gives you 20 lessons that you can apply to tap into this magic and make your life more fulfilling and happier than you’ve ever imagined.
The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You
Authors: John Ortberg,
Spiritual growth is difficult, but when mastered, it is life-transforming. John Ortberg helps you fill the gap between who you are now and who God wants you to become. He teaches you to stay firm because your life is crafted by God, and He wants nothing but the best for you.
Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System
Authors: Anodea Judith,
Anodea Judith shows you a way to enjoy better health, relationships, parenthood, energy, creativity and life itself. This remarkable book on the chakra system will help you attain a higher level of consciousness, by teaching you how to control your chakra with meditation and yogic movements.
Discover Your Destiny with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: The 7 Stages of Self-Awakening
Authors: Robin S. Sharma,
You deserve happiness, peace of mind and success. Robin Sharma shows you how you can achieve them through the story of Dar Sanderson, an unhappy man who wanted more than his good job, income and family. One day, he meets with a monk and learns the 7 stages of self-awakening, after which he realizes that the life of his dreams was way closer than he understood.
The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living
Authors: Stephen Cope,
If you are looking for a way to make your life more fulfilling and satisfying, Stephen Cope’s The Wisdom of Yoga holds the answer. He reveals that yoga isn’t just a bunch of physical postures. Rather, it is a way of developing mental strength. Once you have mastered this, you will experience success in every field of your life, both personal and professional!
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self
Authors: Anodea Judith,
This book will help you find a balance in your life and make you understand it better, so you can deal with problems such as addiction, sexuality and relationships more effectively. Anodea Judith combines the chakra system with psychology, metaphysics and somatic therapy and gives you a clear-cut understanding of the reasons why you are who you are today.
365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Authors: Ming-Dao Deng,
Tao is the natural order of the universe, and it keeps changing. The only way to live in peace is to evolve with it. 365 Tao is a simple book filled with meditations that will help you achieve this. You will find that you are in harmony with yourself and with the world around you.
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
Authors: Dalai Lama XIV,
Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and the likes changed the world with their brilliant scientific discoveries. But what they also did was to make way for a distinction between the two most important fields of existence — science and spirituality. In this profound book, the Dalai Lama sheds light to this misconception and proves the harmonious co-existence of the two alleys.
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Authors: Chogyam Trungpa,
Chogyam Trungpa gives you a more realistic understanding of your ego. He claims that its nature itself is selfish and can make us do anything to serve its purpose — even change your spiritual aspirations. In this book, he shows you how you can master this ego by letting go of it before it consumes you completely.
A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
Authors: Jack Kornfield,
A Path With Heart, is transformational in the sense that it specifically address how the practices of mediation and the process of inner transformation, can be integrated into the Western Way of Life. The book will help guide you through the ups and downs of contemporary living – including dealing with addiction, psychological and emotional healing, relationships problems and the difficulties of simple living in a modern society.
The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara
Authors: Shantideva,Padmakara Translation Group, Dalai Lama XIV
This book reflects the core traits of Buddhism — love, generosity, patience and enlightenment. It helps the mind tread the path to enlightenment, let go of all selfish desire and eventually to live to serve the world. The Way of the Bodhisattva is a text Buddhists of every nationality hold close to their heart.
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Authors: Rick Hanson,Richard Mendius, Daniel J. Siegel, Jack Kornfield
Buddha and other such legends were people with brains no different from ours. But they trained theirs to seek happiness, contentment, and peace, and to give up anxiety and negative thinking. As a result, they became the greatest teachers of the world and changed the lives of millions. Buddha’s Brain shows you how you too can achieve this higher state of consciousness.
Authors: Kahlil Gibran,
Eloquently phrased and extracted from the depths of his heart, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is like music to one’s ears. He expresses his understanding of different aspects of living, from falling in love and having children to eating, drinking and even freedom. He opens your eyes to the beauty that awaits you in this world.
The Dalai Lama’s Little Book Of Wisdom
Authors: Dalai Lama XIV,
If you do not enjoy reading long books that take hours to complete, The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Wisdom was made just for you. In this concise book, he shares life-changing wisdom ranging from topics such as contentment, anger, death, generosity and the secret of lasting happiness.
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