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I am very interested in learning more about mindfulness, meditation and mindfulness meditation.

Can anyone give me some good starting points...books, podcasts, etc?
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Not sure what mindfullness is but I love shakti gawain meditations books and her meditation audio book is really good. You can rent her at the library. I have read all her books and i love them all. My favorite author.

 

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Jon Kabat-Zinn has some great books and CDs. Also Jack Kornfield.

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I second the recommendation for Kornfield. You may also want to look into Thich Nhat Hanh and Sharon Salzberg

Also here's a Shambala Sun article on MM

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I 2nd Thich Nhat Hanh

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I did download Thich Nhat Hanh's The Art of Mindful Living. Now, I just have to find a quiet time to listen to it.

During my research, I also found Jon Kabat-Zinn. He has a lot of book out there. Is there any one in particular that would be helpful/useful/beneficial?
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I have Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by he and his wife. I really like the book and would love to get more of his work.

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I did download Thich Nhat Hanh's The Art of Mindful Living. Now, I just have to find a quiet time to listen to it.

During my research, I also found Jon Kabat-Zinn. He has a lot of book out there. Is there any one in particular that would be helpful/useful/beneficial?
Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn. It's geared toward the newbie, and it has lots of practice ideas.

I love picking up copies of Shambhala Sun magazine, also. Always helpful articles. I remember one from a few months back that connected yoga and meditation.

I also am *in love* with anything written by Cheri Huber (just as a companion to anything I read for meditation purposes).

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Turning the Mind Into An Ally by Sakyong Mipham is a book devoted to how to work with stilling the mind in meditation.

He is the son of Chogyam Trungpa who brought the Shambhala teachings to the West---Shambhala is a non-religious yet buddhist based way of working with the mind that teaches shamatha meditation (very close to MM) and is the meditation the buddha taught.

Also, anything by Pema Chodron.

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