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Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Books

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma - This fictional story about becoming more mindful is a great place to start your mindfulness journey!

The Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler - Combines the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective which makes it really relatable.

The Miracle of Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh - One of the first books to awaken a mainstream readership to the subject of mindfulness

The Mind’s Own Physician - Jon Kabat-Zinn & Richard Davidson - A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation

Apps

Headspace is probably the most popular app which can be trialed for free for a period of time and then requires a monthly or yearly payment.

Calm is a useful free way to keep track of how many consecutive days you have meditated for, with daily reminders and handy timers. There is a lot of other great, free features on there including a nicesleep story read by Stephen Fry! Some of the content requires a payment, however there is plenty to try for free.

Guided Meditations

This guided body scan meditation is a great way to relax and unwind

Meditation Oasis has a varied selection of guided meditations all available for free

Some guided meditations and discussions about meditation

Descriptions of Meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn describing mindfulness

My all time personal favourite description of meditation and mindfulness!

Reasons to meditate - motivation

"There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way" - Thich Nhat Hanh