Our Feb-march 2017 4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course at Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center is underway.
Please find below a consolidated list of helpful resources (provided by the lovely Justin Whitaker). We will keep this page live and active for all workshop participants (and community members). Please feel free to return to these exercises as needed.
Guided Meditations (Led by Justin)
9-Minute Guided Meditation
Guided Meditations (Audio)
- 5-Minute Breathing Meditation
- 9-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation
- 10-Minute Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation
Guided Meditations (Video)
Eating Meditation (Video)
- Visual Guide for Returning to Breath
- A great visual guide to Buddhism can be found in Kevin Trainor’s Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide.
Reading Resources (Practice)
- The Mind Illuminated (Culadasa / John Yates, PhD) – A systematic guide to mindfulness from a neuroscientist turned meditation teacher
- Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD) – An excellent guide to stress, anxiety, the body, pain, and mindfulness practices.
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (Rick Hanson, PhD)
For less academic writing, check out the works of Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama. There are many different and wonderful voices, it’s just a matter of finding the writer who speaks to you and going forward from there.
Academic Guides to Buddhism
- The Foundations of Buddhism (Rupert Gethin)
- Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition (Paul Williams)
- This in many ways picks up where Gethin’s work leaves off, taking us through the development of early Buddhism, some of the main schools and their ideas, and on into the Mahayana and the development of Tantra.
- Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations (Paul Willams)