In our huge collection of mindfulness articles we’ve shared tons of great tips. And a lot of them come from our favorite mindfulness books, CDs, and DVDS.
There are so many great mindfulness authors, producers, and spiritual gurus who inspire use:
- Deepak Chopra
- Deva Premal
- Thich Nhat Hanh
- The Dalai Lama
- Doreen Virtue
In 9 Meditation Tools Your Need in Your Home we shared the most important items for mindfulness.
Books, DVD, and CDs are perhaps numero uno.
But what are the absolute best of the best, the creme de la creme of mindfulness books, DVDs and CDs?
Let’s take a look.
The Best Mindfulness BOOKS
Journey To The Buddha Within You
This indispensable book will teach you the 31 most important meditation techniques in the world.
With Journey To The Buddha Within You, you will start from the very beginning. You will learn what meditation is and how to do it. And you will then learn the top 31 meditation techniques in the world.
If you want to:
- Learn meditation
- Focus your mind
- Find happiness
- Become the master of your mind
- This is the best book for you.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Good things happen when you connect with the present moment. (Read: finding happiness in the present moment)
One book that teaches how to live in the moment is The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
The Power of Now is not directly marketed as a mindfulness book, but in reality it is precisely that, and one of the very best mindfulness books too.
This is one of the most popular self improvement works and has inspired millions of people around the world. It’s a must-read title.
Mindfulness in Plain English By Henepola Gunaratana
If you’ve already read our Mindfulness Meditation tutorial you might be interested in reading a whole book on the subject.
The single best book on the practice of Vipassana meditation (a mindfulness based meditation) is Mindfulness in Plain English.
This book is designed to revolutionise your life, and it will.
It is perhaps the best book for learning the basics of mindfulness meditation, and it is taught by a Buddhist monk who is an authority on the subject.
Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices by Thich Nhat Hanh
In our guide How To Live In The Present Moment we reveal the tips you need to live in the now.
This is the same subject covered in Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices.
In this mindfulness meditation book, Thich Nhat Hanh lays down the path through which we can all achieve lasting happiness.
Best of all, he does so with simple and practical advice, showing how chores such as walking, eating, driving, doing the dishes and more can be used as mindfulness meditation to cultivate peace of mind and happiness.
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life By Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace in Every Step is a small book but a great one.
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, the foremost figure in mindfulness meditation, it is packed full of practical exercises and tips designed to help you take advantage of the Western mindset.
This book is certain to make you look at the world in a whole new light.
The Mindfulness Solution by Ronald D. Siegel
One killer strategy is to use mindfulness while doing everyday tasks.
The Mindfulness Solution shows how mindfulness can be used in simple ways to relax you in your day to day life.
The Mindfulness Solution covers mindfulness in such basic chores as walking the dog or driving to work.
As such, this is a mindfulness book you can directly apply to real life.
The Best Mindfulness CDs
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life
Jon Kabat Zinn reveals how mindfulness can be used to transform pain (which he has clinically proven).
This CD begins with a presentation on how mindfulness changes our bodies processing of pain.
This is followed by mindfulness techniques and tips, followed by a guided meditation.
Zinn is one of the most important figures in mindfulness and this is perhaps his greatest work.
The Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness
Life is lived in the moments.
One of the best books for learning present-moment mindfulness is The Present Moment: A Retreat On The Practice Of Mindfulness.
The best mindfulness CD from Thich Nhat Hanh, The Present Moment is an excellent introductory point for mindfulness beginners to learn the Buddhist mindfulness practices. Coming from the Zen master himself, you know you’re getting a truly exceptional CD with Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Present Moment.
Mindfulness for Beginners
Another work from the great Jon Kabat Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners is one of the best courses for new mindfulness students to learn mindfulness practices. The exercises in the book are great for stress reduction, curing depression naturally, pain relief and more.
The Best Mindfulness DVDS
Mindfulness for Urban Depression
Psychptherapist Ira Israel takes you on a journey from Paris to LA to Las Vegas and Chicago, showing how the busy modern day life can be harmful to our minds. He explains how our busy lives can lead to urban depression and offers mindfulness exercises and techniques to help cure depression and promote peace and inner calm.
Meditation For Beginners
This DVD covers meditation and yoga, containing both a relaxing meditation program (which is easy to do), a body scan and a seated meditation. The music is beautiful and relaxing and everything is explaining so easily a child could do it. Perfect.
You might also like to get:
- One of these excellent books on mudras
- And a book on mantras
- Or check out my favorite spiritual blogs.
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