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Here is a list of seven indispensable, accessible, relatively recent American Buddhist books that I highly recommend for meditators and mindful folks of all levels of experience, whether you self-identify as Buddhist or not. A Psychology of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein I smuggled this book into my first Vipassana course, because ten days of silence and intense meditation felt like too much to bear without reading and writing a little bit each day, although books and journals are prohibited.
I am so glad that I did. It helped alleviate my confusion and served as a salve for my mental woes during those ten days.
With a no-nonsense, concise, direct voice, Goldstein addresses many of the issues that come up for meditators of all ages. Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach At the one class I was able to attend this summer vacation at my all-time favorite yoga studio, Dharma Yoga in Austin, Texas, my teacher held up a copy of this book.
As the title implies, it is all about accepting the situations life brings with openness and compassion. This book is offers thorough explanations of how to accept without being a doormat and includes many useful guided meditations. I read it as came to a close, during the fateful week that I happened to spend with a new friend, the man who would eventually father my child and become my husbandat a time in which I needed to unhook from future expectations more than ever.
It consists of one long, meandering conversation between actor Jeff Bridges and Jewish Buddhist teacher Bernie Glassman. The two pals riff on everything from love and marriage to earthquakes and movie-making, all within the framework of the many Zen-like quotes uttered by The Dude, the classic character Bridges portrayed in the Cohen brothers film, The Big Lebowski.
The Places That Scare You: She is that good. She has written many books of great value, but this is probably my personal favorite. Reading it is like taking medicine. As Pema non-preachily preaches, we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder.
Her work in this book shows us just how to avoid the former and do the latter. Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber The great philosopher Ken Wilber has published many thick volumes, many of which are esoteric, dense and difficult for the layperson to really absorb.
Not so with this touching book, published in the early nineties after the death of his wife Treya of breast cancer. Awakening the Buddha Within: It is full of prescient teachings that are well worth reading and re-reading. The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn I include this title as a bonus because I know for non-parents, blog posts and books about babies, kids and parenting are bo-ring!
This one is fantastic though, with lots of useful anecdotes and lovely, practical teachings from mindfulness mogul Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife Myla, who have raised five children of their own.
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