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1. This is a classic and a great introduction to developing a meditation practice:

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation

by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

2. A student of Joseph Goldstein and Founder of Ten Percent Happier meditation App is ABC newscaster Dan Harris’ book: 10% Happier

3. Great full-out meditation training from a medical doctor from MIT: Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition), Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

4. My teacher for over 25 years, and a student of Ruth Denison is Robert Beatty’s new book, Mindfulness for a Happy Life. I’ve used a range of meditation teachers and Robert is my favorite. This book is readable and exquisite. 


1. PIMC in Portland Oregon contains a wide range of resources and online access to live teachers! Robert Beatty is Founder and I started and managed the Barking Dog Library here for 15 years

2. Another practical mindfulness meditation center in Portland: Portland Friends of the Dhamma, more formal than PIMC. They are more formally Theravadin, or original Buddhism. The are downstream from Abhayagiri Monastery, and support Pacific Hermitage, nestled in the Columbia River Gorge along a forested stretch of White Salmon’s Jewett Creek is the home of a small group of Theravada Buddhist monks. 

3., This is a very large site and like above abhayabiri websige offers many downloadable pdf books. There are more than 2,000 web pages on this site, containing hundreds of books, articles, sutta translations, and more — all of which may be a bit overwhelming if you're new to the site or to the teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Here are some starting points to help you get oriented.

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