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Question for February 10, 2013: Meditation Books
Medivate — 5 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the best book you've read about meditation? Why?

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terrormortus — 5 years ago — permalink
Mindfulness in Plain English By Ven. Henepola Gunaratana
I found it from another member who reccomended it (interesting enough to answer another question of the week) and after reading it started using Vipassana meditation myself.
It's a very nice little book that is about a hundred pages. It's set up as a very basic guide to get one started practicing meditation. While it is a Buddhist method of meditation the author tries to represent it without requiring the reader to start practicing Buddhism as well. The later chapters make it very obvious of the author's spiritual beliefs but its a very nice book overall.

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fredclaymeyer — 5 years ago — permalink
I really love Illusion's Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa, by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It's just packed with psychologial insights, and I remember it speaking to me in a way that's really distinct.

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Question for January 19, 2014: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 4 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 — 4 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 — 4 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 — 4 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 — 4 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 November 22, 2015: Meditation Books
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
What's the best book you've read about meditation? Why?

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Question for June 4, 2017: Best Beginner Book
Medivate — 3 months 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 months ago — permalink
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