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Insight Meditation Resources


Many of these books are available for download on a dana (donation) basis. If so, the link to the download site is listed. Otherwise, the books can be found at a local bookstore, ordered at a bookstore or are available online from sites such as Amazon.

Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Viviendo en el Presente (The Issue at Hand en Español), Gil Fronsdal

A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

The Experience of Insight, Joseph Goldstein

Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh


Food for the Heart, Ajahn Chah

Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable, Pasanno Bhikkhu, covers the Brahma Viharas (Divine Abodes)

Mindfulness A Practical Guide to Awakening, Joseph Goldstein

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, Anālayo

The Wings to Awakening, Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Wisdom of Forgiveness, The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

Beyond Religion, The Dalai Lama

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki

Everyday Zen, Love & Work, Charlotte Joko Beck

Nothing Special, Living Zen, Charlotte Joko Beck

Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das

Gratitude, A collection of transcribed talks by various teachers

Present Moment Wonderful Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh

Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Being Black, Angel Kyoko Williams

Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery, William Alexander


Insight Santa Cruz, Classes, daily sittings and talks, articles, retreats, library of books from many traditions

Abhayagiri Monastery, Books, recorded talks, and more

Access to Insight, Readings in Theravadan Buddhism including many translations of suttas

Insight Meditation Center, Articles, recorded talks, meditation classes and sittings

Dharma Seed, Recorded talks by Teachers from many traditions

Audio Dharma, Talks by many Insight Meditation Teachers

BuddhaNet, A wealth of information about Buddhist teachings and practice


Insight Santa Cruz, Classes, daily meditation sittings and talks, daylong and non-residential retreats, the center has a library of books from many traditions

Insight Retreat Center, All retreats offered on a dana (donation) basis

Watsonville Yoga, Yoga, meditation, dance, healing arts and more

Vajrapani Institute, A retreat center in the Vajrayana tradition, group and individual retreats available

Mount Madonna Center, Yoga and meditation programs and retreats

Insight Meditation Center, Meditation classes, daily meditation sittings, daylong retreats

Insight Meditation South Bay,

Spirit Rock, Retreats in the Insight Meditation and other traditions

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Lay people are welcome to come and participate in the monastic life, see the website for details

Insight Meditation Society, Located in Barre, Massachusetts, the first retreat center in the Vipassana (Insight) tradition established in North America

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