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How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life.

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers.

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light.

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Never Enough

In the ever more competitive race to secure the best possible future, today’s students face unprecedented pressure to succeed.

How to Train a Wild Elephant

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress..

Peace Parenting Essentials: Cultivating Peace & Empathy In Your Children’s World

Dr. Nelly summarizes Peace Learning as the 5C’s. Just as we have our daily vitamins to supplement our physical health. The Five C’s are every bit as potent for the...

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these...

Mindful Monkey. Happy Panda

This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way.

Awakening Joy

Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make. In this groundbreaking book, based on his popular course, James Baraz helps you discover a path to...

After the Ecstasy

The rich harvest of an entire generation's spiritual work in the West, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is one of the most authentic and convincing accounts ever written of the...

A Wild Love for the World

Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology whose decades of writing, teaching, and activism have inspired people around the world.

A Path With Heart

Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life, A Path with Heart...

A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

Mindfulness-based interventions have exploded in popularity due to their success in treating everything from everyday stress to more serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder...

You Belong-A Call for Connection

From much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie, You Belong is a call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other

World As Lover

Humanity is in an existential crisis. Facing the magnitude of our global situation as individuals leaves us feeling alone, disempowered, and despairing.

Trusting the Gold

A beautifully illustrated gift book to help us uncover and trust the innate goodness in ourselves and others.

True Refuge

How do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, family conflict, faltering relationships, old trauma, obsessive thinking, overwhelming emotion, or inevitable loss?

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice.

The Wise Heart

A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and be stretched large by them.

The Soul of Money

A wise and inspiring exploration of the connection between money and leading a fulfilling life.

The Miracle of Mindfulness

An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

The Mindfulness Survival Kit

The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as “Precepts”)—not to kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants—are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism.

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to...

The Little Book of Being

A practical guide for experiencing natural awareness―an effortless and spacious state of resting in the depth of our being.

The Joy of Half a Cookie

Anyone who’s tried to lose weight through sheer will power knows how difficult, if not impossible, it can be.

The Gratitude Project

In our fractured, “me-first” world, the science and practice of thankfulness could be just the antidote we need.

The Five Invitations

The cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and pioneer behind the compassionate care movement shares an inspiring exploration of the lessons dying has to offer about living a fulfilling life.

The Craving Mind

A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them

The Courage To Teach

Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decadesThe Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well.

The Body Keeps The Score

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller

The Art of Forgiveness

To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible.

Sula

Nel and Sula's devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of...

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and...

Self-Compassion for Teens

Self-compassion is the key for teens to develop empathy and manage self-criticism, while increasing resilience and well-being.

Say What You Mean

Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply - a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations.

Radical Friendship

A case for friendship as a radical practice of love, courage, and trust, and seven strategies that pave the way for profound social change.

Radical Compassion

One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart

Radical Acceptance

Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations.

Passion and Presence

Most romantic relationships follow a predictable pattern of initial enchantment followed by inevitable disenchantment.

Open To Desire

“A masterpiece. . . . It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss.” —ROBERT...

No Time Like the Present

In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and mindfulness Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be happy now, this minute, with the keys to inner freedom.

Neurodharma

“This deeply researched and compassionate guide offers an easy-to-follow road map for creating day-to-day inner peace in today’s increasingly complex world.” (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe...

My Grandmother's Hands

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

Mindfulness Meditation

A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness―a practice sweeping schools, workplaces, and institutions across the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm,...

Mindfulness Oriented Interventions for Trauma

Grounded in research and accumulated clinical wisdom, this book describes a range of ways to integrate mindfulness and other contemplative practices into clinical work with trauma survivors.

Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, is one of the bestselling — and most influential — books in the field of mindfulness. It’s easy to see why.

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening―seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously.

Mindful of Race

"Racism is a heart disease," writes Ruth King, "and it's curable."

Loving-Kindness

The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) Revised edition

Loving What Is, Revised Edition

Discover the truth hiding behind troubling thoughts with Byron Katie’s self-help classic.

Love and Rage

White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death.

Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring stories and beautifully typeset quotations about generosity. WARNING: This book might change your life.

Inspiring Forgiveness

An encouraging guide for the angry or heartbroken soul, in the form of uplifting stories and quotations.

In An Unspoken Voice

Unraveling trauma in the body, brain, and mind - a revolution in treatment.

I Am That

Collecting Nisargadatta Maharaj's speeches on the Advaita Vedanta, I Am That explores the human existence and our association with the body.

How to be Sick

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers is a life-affirming, instructive, and inspiring book about living gracefully and purposefully with the challengesfaced by...

How to Be an Antiracist

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews

How Can I Help?

Discover how giving of yourself can lead to some of the most joyous moments in your life—in a book that “deserves a special place on that shelf reserved for truly...

Healing Resistance

An expert in the field offers a mindfulness-based approach to nonviolent action, demonstrating how nonviolence is a powerful tool for personal and social transformation.

Healing Into Life and Death

Drawing on years of first-hand experience working with the chronically ill, here Levine presents original techniques for working with pain and grief.

Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

A monk reflects on the many aspects of the spiritual life with the basic attitude of gratefulness. “A true delight.” ―Henri J. M. Nouwen

Full Catastrophe Living

Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease.

Emptiness

Guy Armstrong has been a leading figure and beloved teacher of insight meditation for decades.

Emptiness Dancing

Who are you when you are not thinking yourself into existence? What is ultimately behind the set of eyes reading these words? In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti invites you to wake...

Breathe, You Are Alive

According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual...

Breath by Breath

A “wonderfully accessible” interpretation of the Buddha’s teachings on breathwork in meditation, from a leading insight meditation teacher (Joseph Goldstein, author of The Experience of Insight)

Body-Centered Inquiry

Every experience occurs first in the body - then our mind interprets, judges, and adds a story to what occurred.

Between the World and Me

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a...

The Tools

These tools are emotional game changers.

The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet

An utterly unique and accessible introduction to the ancient principles of Taoism with the world's favourite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friend Piglet.

Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Conscious

n this wonderfully accessible book, Annaka Harris guides us through the evolving definitions, philosophies, and scientific findings that probe our limited understanding of consciousness.

The Daily Stoic

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today...

The Five Minute Journal

A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day | Original Creator of The Five Minute Journal - Simple Daily Guided Format - Increase Gratitude & Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List

10% Happier Revised Edition

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

How To Meditate

Discover the basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness

Practicing Peace

Inspiring teachings on what each of us can do to promote peace from the inside out—now available in a pocket-sized paperback edition

Radical Acceptance

Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject.

Meditation for Beginners

If you have never meditated before, you will find. Meditation for Beginners a highly accessible doorway into this proven, transformative practice.

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort.

The Power Of Now

This beautiful journal is filled with carefully chosen, inspiring quotes from Eckhart Tolle’s masterpiece, The Power of Now.

Miracle Of Mindfulness

The Classic Guide to Meditation by the Worlds Most Revered Master by Thich Nhat Hanh (2008) Paperback (Classic Edition)

The Energy of Money

A revolutionary program that can free your financial energy, increase your wealth, and help you achieve personal life goals

Fierce Self-Compassion

The author of Self-Compassion follows up her groundbreaking book with new ideas that expand our notion of self-kindness..

Super Mind

How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation

The Untethered Soul

In this beautiful guided journal, you’ll find brand-new exercises and prompts paired with original passages from The Untethered Soul.

Mindfulness Journal for Parents

Life with kids gets chaotic sometimes. You can’t avoid it, but with mindfulness, you can practice simple ways to stay calm and work through moments of stress.

The Places That Scare You

Lifelong guidance for learning to change the way we relate to the scary and difficult moments of our lives, showing us..

Welcoming the Unwelcome

In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections..

Waking Up

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion..

Self-Compassion for Parents

In this empathic resource, mindfulness expert and psychologist Susan M. Pollak helps you let go of constant self-judgment and treat yourself..

Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program

This is the authoritative guide to conducting the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program..

Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To

Julie Potiker turns some enormous lemons in her life into the sweetest lemonade in this wonderful book.

Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself?

Self-Compassion

It’s time to stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.

The Voices in my Head Colouring Book

The Voices in my Head – Colouring Book is a chance for children (and their carers) to learn to feel okay about themselves..

Voices in my Head

The Voices in My Head has a unique approach to helping children understand the critical and compassionate voices 'inside their head'.

The Little Book of Self-Compassion

Discover ways to befriend your inner critic and be happy with who you are, just as you are, no matter what you are doing or not doing.

Mind Bubbles

Children are wholly capable of embracing these concepts when presented in a straightforward, appealing fashion that speaks directly to them.

The Mindful Doodle Book

This book combines the evidence-based benefits of mindfulness and doodling to inspire focus, creative expression, self-compassion, and awareness.

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson

Self-Compassion For Dummies

Being kind to yourself might sound simple, but self-compassion can change your life dramatically..

Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery

This book offers an unprecedented, attachment-informed translation of yogic philosophy to body-based trauma treatment.

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens

Your teen years are a time of change, growth, and—all too often—psychological struggle. To make matters worse, you are often your own worst critic.

The Self-Compassionate Teen

Written by psychologist Karen Bluth and based on practices adapted from Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion program..

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD

Being a teen with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t stop you from wanting..

How to Tame the Tumbles

How to Tame the Tumbles pushes the literature and practice of mindfulness to a new frontier where parents and children, together, can find an avenue to self-compassion.

Befriending Your Body

A step-by-step holistic approach to recovering fully from disordered eating, using self-compassion..

Mastering Life Energies

Everyone has had luminous moments in their lives.

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