General Mindfulness Reading.

There is a vast range of books to support your ongoing mindfulness explorations. Take a look at the continually updated bibliography page on the Bangor University website HERE

These are books I’ve used during the course and others that you may find helpful:-

  • Brach, T. Radical Acceptance. Random House London.
  • Burch, V. Living Well with pain and Illness. Piatkus
  • Pemma Chȍdrȍn

I am unashamedly fan of Pemma Chȍdrȍn, and have found all of her books and cds brilliantly accessible. Although a Buddhist, the mindfulness of which she speaks is true for any religion.

  • Kornfield, J. & Feldman, C. (1996) Soul Food. Harper One, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.
  • Hanson, R. (2011). Just One Thing. Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. New harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland CA.
  • Hanson, R. with Mendius, R. (2009). Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. New harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland CA.
  • Hanson, R. The Compassionate Brain
  • Levine, S. Healing into Life and Death. Gateway Books, Bath.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Piatkus
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life. Piatkus
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. Wherever You Go There You Are. Piatkus
  • Oliver, M. Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books.
  • Remen, R. N. My Grandfather’s Blessings. Riverhead Books, New York.
  • Remen, R. N. Kitchen Table Wisdom. Riverhead Books, New York.
  • Rumi. The Essential Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks
  • Santorelli, S. Heal Thyself. Bell Tower
  • Shihab Nye, N. (1998). Words under the Words: selected poems. A Far Corner Book, Eighth Mountain Press, USA (1998).
  • Watt, T (2011). Mindfulness: A Practical Guide. Icon Books, UK
  • Williams, J. M G., Teasdale, J D., Segal, Z V., & Kabat-Zinn. J. The Mindful Way through Depression. Guilford Press (purchase includes audio CD narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn)


I am unashamedly fan of TNH, and find all of his works brilliantly accessible. Although I have problems with hearing his cds, I have no doubt they are equally inspiring.

I’ve not enjoyed a retreat at his Plum Village in France yet, but many of my colleagues frequently take their families there SEE MORE