8 Best Mindfulness Books Picked By Our Expert

What are  the best mindfulness books you have ever read?

As a meditation teacher and author, I have read so many mindfulness books I’ve lost count.

In 2019, mindfulness books are all the rage.mom

There are books that teach you how to do the proper mindfulness technique.

And there are books that teach you how to generally how mindful (hint: use these 32 mindful habits).

And when you don’t want to read a book, there are mindfulness apps like calm and headspace.

Today I’m going to share with you my absolute favorite mindfulness books. The best I have ever read.

Let’s take a look.


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The Best Mindfulness Books

As well as the books below, I’ve written lists of the best meditation books on specific topics.

Take a look at my lists for:

Your Best Meditation—The best mindfulness book for learning traditional techniques

This indispensable book will teach you the 31 most important meditation techniques in the world. It is the best meditation book for learning to meditate properly, you know, like Buddha.

With Your Best Meditation, 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.

This is the best meditation book if you want to:

  • Learn meditation
  • Relax
  • Focus your mind
  • Find happiness
  • Become the master of your mind

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle—Best mindfulness book on living in the moment


Good things happen when you connect with the present moment.

One mindfulness book that teaches how to live in the moment is The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

This is definitely the best mindfulness book for learning to live in the moment.

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—Another of the best mindfulness books


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 mindfulness book for learning the basics of mindfulness meditation, and it is taught by a Buddhist monk who is an authority on the subject.

Below I’ve shared the best mindfulness books and the best mindfulness CDs for some alternatives to this title.

Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices by Thich Nhat Hanh—Best mindfulness book on happiness


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.

Definitely one of the best mindfulness meditation books, 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—best mindfulness book for living the mindful life


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—Best Meditation Book For Being Mindful Every Day


Here’s a smart idea: be mindful while doing everyday tasks.

That’s exactly what Ronald Siegel discusses in this, one of the absolute best mindfulness books.

The Mindfulness Solution shows how mindfulness can be used in simple ways to relax you in your day to day life.

What makes this one of the best mindfulness books is that is  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.

NEXT: See my pick of the best mindfulness CDs and DVDs

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a yoga teacher, meditation teacher and writer. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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