These are some of my favourite books on meditation:
Meditation: An In-depth Guide by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson, Sydney: Allen and Unwin 2010.
The Science of Meditation: How to change your brain, mind and body by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson. Penguin 2017.
The Meditative Mind: The varieties of meditative experiences. 1996
The Art of Meditation by Matthieu Ricard. 2011.
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. 2008.
Aware by Daniel J Siegel. 2018.
Commit to Sit edited by Joan Duncan Oliver. 2009
Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 2005
The Gawler Foundation at the Yarra Valley Living Centre has a wonderful resource centre with an excellent range of books, recordings, DVDs etc about a range of meditation and related issues. You can order directly from the Resource Centre.
The Yarra Valley Living Centre is the home of Mindfulness Based Stillness Mediation. Check out their web page for some inspiration!
If you’re interested in the science behind meditation and the potential positive impacts of meditating, you might be interested in checking out these web pages:
- Centre for Healthy Minds
- Mind and Life Institute
- National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health
And the Dalai Lama has a wonderful web page – www.joinaforce4good.org – that is well worth a look. It explores the societal implications of compassion.