This site presents some literature to get started with mindfulness. Volumes that we consider very worthwile or good for beginning are marked with "*".



Mindfulness and everyday life

*Gunaratana, H. (2002). Mindfulness in plain English. Wisdom Publications


Nhat Hanh, T. (2002. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Bantam.




Mindfulness in psychology and psychotherapy


*Langer, E.J. (1989). Mindfulness. Cambridge: DaCapoPress.

Germer, C.K., Siegel, R.D., & Fulton, P.R. (2005) (Eds.). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.

*Brown, K. W. & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and its Role in Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(4), 822-848.



Introduction to Buddhism

*Analayo (2003). Satipatthana: The direct path to Realization. Windhorse Publications: Birmingham.

Khantipalo (1989). Buddhism explained. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Productions.


Buddhist Psychology

Davids, R.C.A.V. (2002). Buddhist Psychology. An Inquiry into the Analysis and Theory of Mind in Pali Literature. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications.

De Silva, P. (2005). Buddhist Psychology. New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Sayadaw, L. (1983). The requisites of Enlightenment. Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society.