Introductions to meditation/mindfulness:
Pema Chodron is one of the most beloved and prolific authors of books about meditation. The book that brought me to meditation was by her. It is: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. (1996).
Jon Kabat-Zinn is father of the secular, medicalized Mindfulness movement. This book is his basic introduction to mindfulness: Mindfulness for beginners: Reclaiming the present moment—and your life. (2012). Sounds True.
Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, is the head of Shambhala International meditation centers. In this book he introduces how to work with our minds through meditation: Turning the Mind into an Ally. (2003). New York: Riverhead Trade.
Mindful is magazine about mindfulness but also has a great online library that has much more than I can list here. Check it out here: www.mindful.org/ Books/creating-a-mindful-library
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