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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Path of Serenity and Insight

Path of Serenity and Insight

by Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola

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The practice of meditation focusing on the Jhanas, a set of attainments distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. (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)

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)

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

by James, Alan and James, Jacqui

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A new d edition of this popular work. (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)

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)

Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye and Ngawang Zangpo

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Written mainly for those who wish to embark on the rigorous training of a three year, three month retreat, this work also provides a wealth of general advice on meditation retreats. (more)

Calming the Mind

Calming the Mind

by Gen Lamrimpa and translated by Alan Wallace

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Instructions and guidance on the attainment of the state of calm abiding. (more)

Seven Stages of Purification

Seven Stages of Purification

by Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera

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A guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation by one of Sri Lanka's most respected meditation masters. (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)

Mahayana Buddhist Meditation

Mahayana Buddhist Meditation

by Kiyota, Minoru

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The studies and essays in this collection represent some of the best of contemporary scholarship in Mahayana studies. (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)

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)

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)

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)

Gesture of Balance

Gesture of Balance

by Tarthang Tulku

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One of the most widely-read basic books on meditation available in the West. These warm, intimate talks evoke a deeper understanding of inner honesty, opening the heart to confidence, compassion and... (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)

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)

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)

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)

Tranquillity and Insight

Tranquillity and Insight

by Sole-Leris, Amadeo

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A clear, practical account of methods for developing concentration in Buddhist practice. (more)

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