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Question for January 19, 2014: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 3 years ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

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hanjini — 3 years ago — permalink
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. This book is clearly and comfortably written, comprehensive and intelligent yet full of simple basics on how to and why meditate.

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fredclaymeyer — 3 years ago — permalink
I've had a friend strongly recommend it, as well. I'll try to pick it up...

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davidbhayes — 3 years ago — permalink
Actually the whole thing is freely available online. I'm pretty sure even with the authors consent. The first Google result is the one I've seen linked most, though the results point to a few other sites offering it as well.

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Erastoles — 3 years ago — permalink
I ordered it.
Looks like one of the best.
I'll let you know what I thought about it...

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Question for July 5, 2015: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

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marcin — 2 years ago — permalink
I think that the best book for someone getting into meditation would be With Each and Every Breath (you can find it here: http://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index.html) or Mindfulness in Plain English (http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/mindfulness_in_plain_english.php) both are rather easy to comprehend and they aren't long.

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davidbhayes — 2 years ago — permalink
I've never heard of With Each and Every Breath, but it looks really cool. The page there is an embarrassment of riches I'd never seen before. Thanks for the recommendation!
I've read, and can second the recommendation of, Mindfulness in Plain English. Easy, approachable, and free!

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Question for June 4, 2017: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 3 weeks ago — in Question of the Week
What is the best meditation book for someone just getting into meditation? Why?

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ministerCK — 2 weeks ago — permalink
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