Top 10 Books on Learning Meditation and Mindfulness

There are different paths available to practice meditation, but the last truth of meditation will always remain as to reach your highest goal, where you can live joyfully without any regrets, pain, and attachments, even to live healthy as well.

Reading about meditation not only guides you to understand its roots but also unfolds the hidden truth of life and It is a peaceful practice that we all should need to experience through.

Here in this article, I am going to list out 10 of the most effective and influential books ever written on meditation in various genres and teachings.

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Meditation and Its Methods

If you are having a problem with motivation and fear to start your journey with meditation, then this book would be a great choice for you, written by Swami Vivekananda my biggest inspiration for life. The Book contains Vivekananda’s Talks and messages on meditation. Published 1976, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy.”

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TAO of Letting Go: Meditation for Modern Living

The book works as a reflection on Taoist texts and teaching methods. An easy way and a step by step guide and a new genre of practice for them who love to explore. “Taoist Water method” would be a new lesson for you. The book had written by Bruce Frantzis. Published 2008, Click here to see price and details

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Om Chanting and Meditation

A powerful book had written on the concept and benefits of “OM”, how Om chanting can heal your life.  Written by Amit Ray. Possibly written in the easiest way so the reader can connect with it without any problem. Published 2010, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

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How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind

It is a beginner guide to meditation and an explanation of how breathing is important for Healing your mind. Written by Pema Chödrön a Tibetan Buddhist. Published 2008, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “The experience of a sad and tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness.”

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

It is a collection of lectures by the Founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the well-known Zen master Shunryu Suzuki. It is a classic book for Zen practitioners and others as well those who have an interest in Zen meditation practice. Published 1973, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

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Mindfulness for Beginners

Jon Kabat-Zinn had written this book who is the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine. Mindfulness for Beginners is an introduction to mindfulness meditation. It would be a good choice if you’re new in the field of mindfulness, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “The word discipline comes from disciple, someone who is in a position to learn.”

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8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life

Many people go through a hard time to find out the best meditation practice for them, for that reason, this book will work best for you. 8-minute meditation will help you to identify which meditation practice is possibly good for you. Although, the choice is always yours. The book by Victor Davich, Published 2004, Click here to see price and details

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Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha

It’s not a beginner’s guide. The Book will be fit for experienced meditation practitioners; a step by step explanation for long time meditation practice and a guide to understanding what is enlightenment? Written by Daniel M. Ingram, published 2008, Click here to see price and details

A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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This book is a guide to your spiritual awareness, based on Buddhism teachings. It explores the basic problems of meditation and has a step by step guide and solution to it. Written by Jack Kornfield, published 1993, Click here to see price and details

Quote: “Anger shows us precisely where we are stuck, where our limits are, where we cling to beliefs and fears.”

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The Blooming of a Lotus: Guided Meditations for Achieving the Miracle of Mindfulness

Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. The book explains how to deal with pain and surfing and joy with mindfulness and meditation. Published 1999, Click here to see price and details

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