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pmoriarty · 2020-01-23 · Original thread
While we're on the subject of meditation books, I can recommend Mindfulness in Plain English[1] and The Heart of Buddhist Meditation.[2]

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ivm · 2016-10-17 · Original thread
Headspace is a classic Samadhi+Vipassana meditation wrapped into casual language. I used it a bit for a couple of years and it's a great intro into the practice before going guideless.

I also highly recommend "Mindfulness in plain English"[0], I wish I found it sooner.


jrwoodruff · 2016-02-19 · Original thread
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana has been a good start for me. It explains meditation, different flavors of mindfulness, as well as techniques and what to expect when you first start. I highly recommend it.
ue_ · 2015-11-14 · Original thread
There's a great book called Mindfulness in Plain English, which I've been recommending for some time. It's direct, to the point, and addresses many topics such as distractions, pain during practice, exactly how to prepare, and of course what to do with your mind.

I think this is complete:

But it's always nice to have something in paperback or Kindle:

The printed edition also has a nice afterword.

chdir · 2014-11-28 · Original thread
Either join a course or pick up a good book. I found this book immensely useful and simple to follow: "Mindfulness in Plain English" [1]


imp · 2014-06-20 · Original thread
If you're reading books like that, might I also suggest Mindfulness in Plain English:

I found it incredibly useful.

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