Meditation Books

The practice of meditation is of fundamental importance to Buddhism. It is practised in many forms with shamatha (calm abiding) and vipassana (insight meditation) being the most well-known. Listed here are basic and general meditation books as well as vipassana.

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Mindfulness in Plain English [New Edition]

Mindfulness in Plain English [New Edition]

by Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola

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New edition. A practical, step-by-step guide to insight meditation written in simple English with a minimum of technical terms. (more)

Heart of Buddhist Meditation

Heart of Buddhist Meditation

by Nyanaponika Thera

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The classic presentation of the Theravada teachings on meditation, including a translation of the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. (more)

Practical Insight Meditation

Practical Insight Meditation

by Mahasi Sayadaw

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Basic instructions on the practice of mindfulness meditation by one of Burma's outstanding masters. (more)

Path of Purification

Path of Purification

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu and Buddhaghosa

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New edition. Both a systematic encyclopedia of Buddhist doctrine and a comprehensive guide to the various meditation techniques. (more)

Progress of Insight

Progress of Insight

by Mahasi Sayadaw

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A guide to insight meditation describing the advanced stages of the path up to the culmination of nibbana. (more)

Mindfulness of Breathing

Mindfulness of Breathing

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu

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Anapanasati, or mindfulness of breathing, was the method of meditation that the Buddha himself used to attain enlightenment, and during his long teaching career he often stressed its importance to... (more)

Right Concentration

Right Concentration

by Brassington, Leigh

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The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called Right Concentration. (more)

Seven Contemplations of Insight

Seven Contemplations of Insight

by Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera

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The "seven contemplations" of classical Pali Buddhism and the way they are experienced in the actual course of meditation. (more)

Breathe You Are Alive

Breathe You Are Alive

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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A new edition of the fundamental sutra on breathing meditation, or Anapanasati, and Thich Nhat Hanh's lively reframing of these exercises to help the contemporary reader. (more)

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

by Goldstein, Joseph and Kornfield, Jack

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A practical guide to meditation based on talks given at several intensive retreats. (more)

Path of Freedom

Path of Freedom

by Upatissa Thera

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A classic Theravada meditation manual similar to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation. (more)

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

by James, Alan and James, Jacqui

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A new d edition of this popular work. (more)

Art of Living

Art of Living

by Hart, William and Goenka, S N

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Prepared from the discourses given to thousands of students around the world by one of his students, this book serves as a thorough introduction to Goenka's Vipassana meditation techniques. (more)

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath

by Rosenberg, Larry and Guy , David

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Simple, accessible instruction on how to cultivate both tranquillity and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing, bringing this 2,500 year-old practice to life for modern readers. (more)

Relaxed Mind

Relaxed Mind

by Dza Kilung Rinpoche

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Meditators relax! An esteemed modern Tibetan Buddhist teacher presents a system of meditation instructions he devised especially for those affected by the too-fast-paced Western world (i.e., most all... (more)

Manual of Insight

Manual of Insight

by Ledi Sayadaw

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Knowing that reliable information on the practice of insight meditation was much needed by Buddhists in the West, the renowned Burmese master.Ledi Sayadaw wrote the Manual of Insight (Vipassana... (more)

Experience of Insight

Experience of Insight

by Goldstein, Joseph

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A modern classic of practical instructions for Buddhist meditation. (more)

Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond

Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond

by Ajahn Brahm

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Ajahn Brahm has no problem sharing his recipe for inconceivable bliss. This step-by-step meditation guide on the Jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching - is full of the... (more)

Benefits of Walking Meditation

Benefits of Walking Meditation

by Silananda, Sayadaw U

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Mindfulness while walking. (more)

Gradual Awakening

Gradual Awakening

by Levine, Stephen

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A meditation guide for beginners and those who have been struggling to make a breakthrough into self awareness. (more)

Way of Mindfulness

Way of Mindfulness

by Soma Thera

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Here are brought together a translation of the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, its commentary, and other essential source material for mindfulness meditation. (more)

Practicing the Jhanas [Sale Copy]

Practicing the Jhanas [Sale Copy]

by Snyder, Stephen and Tina Rasmussen

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New/Red dot to underside copies. This is a clear and in-depth description of the jhanas, the traditional Theravada concentration meditation practices, from two Western authors who have practiced... (more)

Anapana Sati

Anapana Sati

by Ariyadhamma Thera, Nauyame

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Anapana sati, the meditation on breathing, is the first subject expounded in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta. (more)

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

by Conze, Edward

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Indian edition. This book discusses all aspects of Buddhist meditation, its by-products, methods of Buddhist meditation, its techniques leading to trance and eventually to the state of blissful... (more)

Encouragements Towards Awakening

Encouragements Towards Awakening

by Bhante Bodhidhamma

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Free Book!Uplifting essays of advice and encouragement aimed at the general reader and meditator provided by ven.Bhante Bodhidhamma, which deals particularly with Vipassana meditation as taught in... (more)

Openness Mind

Openness Mind

by Tarthang Tulku

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For many people searching for ways to improve the qualities of their lives, Openness Mind clearly explains the value of meditation and how to proceed with its practice. (more)

On Being Mindless

On Being Mindless

by Griffiths, Paul J

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A study in cross-cultural philosophy focusing on techniques to halt the stream of mental events through meditation. (more)

Perspectives on Satipatthana

Perspectives on Satipatthana

by Analayo, Ven.

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An outstanding new work on mindfulness by Bhikku Analayo, which follows on from his previous work on the Satipatthana Sutta. (more)

Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

by Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola

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In simple and straightforward language, Bhante shares what the Buddha said about mindfulness in his instructional talks and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our... (more)

Good Dose of Dhamma

Good Dose of Dhamma

by Acharn Kor Khao-Sung-Luang

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For meditators when they are ill. (more)

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