Mindfulness Resources: Books & Teachers I Appreciate


This is a shortlist of some of my favorite books on the topics of Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, compassion, social awareness within spiritual communities, and trauma-informed practice. All of the teachers listed below also have great educational resources and teaching schedules available on their websites so be sure to check them out.

  • How to Stay Human in A Fucked up World: Mindfulness Practices for Real Life by Tim Desmond
  • The Self Compassion Skills Workbook by Tim Desmond
  • Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Self Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff & Chris Germer
  • Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens & Jasmine Syedullah
  • Love & Rage by Lama Rod Owens
  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
  • True Refuge by Tara Brach
  • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield
  • A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils & Problems of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
  • Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg
  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  • Taking The Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits & Fears by Pema Chodron
  • Welcoming the Unwelcome by Pema Chodron
  • Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
  • Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe Healing by David Treleaven


  • Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
  • The Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast with David Treleaven
  • Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg