10 Books About Meditation You Have to Check Out

Amber Scriven
10 Books About Meditation You Have to Check Out

Finding a good book on this subject can be a daunting task so let us help you take some of the stress out of beginning your meditation journey!

These are some classic books about meditation and some of my all-time favorites; check them out and you'll get valuable insights and tips on how to meditate and stay mindful in daily life.

1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

This book by Eckhart Tolle is a guide for day to day living that helps the reader work through daily stressors and anxieties.

2. Wherever You Go, There You Are

Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book is meant for all levels of meditative practitioners and is a guide to procuring mindfulness in all corners of your life.

3. Wheels of Life

Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith is a great resource centered around describing and using the chakras to discover more about yourself.

4. Light On Yoga

We can't make this list without the yogi’s go-to guide by B.K.S. Iyengar, with its pages and pages of meditation techniques and discussions of the eight-limb path.

5. Mindfulness in Plain English

This book is written by a monk called Bhante Gunaratana. It walks us simply through the meaning and philosophies of mindfulness without too many religious undertones.

6. The Art Of Happiness

The Art of Happiness from the Dalai Lama is a book that has inspired many people to change how they approach their lives, adding in mindfulness to each step. Dubbed as life-changing, this book is worth curling up with.

7. Journey Of Awakening

An oldie but a goodie- this how to guide to meditation by Ram Dass is filled to the brim with advice on how to overcome obstacles in your meditation practice along with techniques that vary from mantras, visualizations, singing and movement all the way to simply sitting quietly.

8. Creative Visualization

In this book, Shakti Gawain describes how to use visualizations to sink deeper into your meditation practice and why they're so effective.

9. The Language of Letting Go

This book by Melody Beattie is just that, a book of daily intentions that reflect directly on self-awareness, attachment and acceptance all in the hopes of aiding us in the challenges of letting go of that which doesn’t serve us.

10. Self-Meditation

Self-Meditation is a popular book by Barbara Ann Kipfer that comprises of thousands of tips, quotes and reminders to help you stay positive.

There ya go! These are a just a few great choices of meditation books available for you out there. If you have a hard time sitting down with a good book and need some immediate relief, grab one of those adult coloring books you have seen at all the local stores recently. It's almost guaranteed to empty your mind and give you something else to focus on for 30 minutes!

Enjoy!