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Shambhala International, a meditation community with centers throughout North America and the world. Students practice a shamatha/vispasanna (mindfulness/awareness) style of meditation from which one develops a strong, stable, and clear mind. The Shambhala teachings, rooted in the profound Tibetan Buddhist meditation tradition, explore the means by which we genuinely manifest non-aggression and engaged compassion. Shambhala presents the teachings of the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The best intro to meditation, why do it, and how to do it.
Mindfulness in Action, Chogyam Trungpa
Superb commentary on meditation for the slightly more experienced meditator.
Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham
A great book for incorporating meditation into long distance running.
And for those who approach meditation more readily off the cushion than on.
Start Where You Are, Pema Chodren
Pema discusses the humble process of beginning to meditate with tremendous warmth and wisdom.
An inspired introduction to mindfulness practice.
A good short book on the sitting posture of meditation.
Meditation books and cushions: www.samadhicushions.com
Five Element Acupuncture
A technical but thorough look at Five Element acupuncture.
An overview of working with plant spirit energy.
A naturopathic, research-based resource book describing our most common health concerns and how to diagnose and treat them at home.
A thorough look at the experience of shame.