Suggested Insight Meditation Readings for Beginners

Batchelor, Steven. Buddhism Without Beliefs: A contemporary Guide to Awakening. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1997

Bodhi, Bhikkhu. The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering. Seattle: BPS Pariyatti Editions, 1994 (1984)

Boorstein, Sylvia. Don’t Just Do Something – Sit There. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1997

It’s Easier Then You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Mindfulness with Breathing: A Manual for Serious Beginners. Somerville, MA: 1996 (1998). Translated from Thai by Santikaro

Epstein, Mark. Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective. New York: Basic Books, 1995

Epstein, Mark. Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness. New York: Broadway Books, 1998

Gunaratana, Henepola. Mindfulness In Plain English. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991

Goldstein, Joseph. The Experience of Insight. Boston: Shambhala, 1976

Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. Boston: Shambhala, 1993

Goldstein, Joseph & Kornfield, Jack. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom. Boston: Shambhala, 1987

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Peace is Every Step. New York: Bantam Books, 1992

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion, 1994

Kornfield, Jack. A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1993

Rahula, Walpola. What the Buddha Taught. New York: Grove Press, 1974

Rosenberg, Larry. Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation. Boston: Shambhala, 1998

Sumedho, Ajahn. The Mind and the Way, Buddhist Reflections on Life. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1995