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Must Read Meditation Books To Have More Inner Peace

Meditation is a method of focusing the mind so that you can reach a calm and emotionally stable state. Meditating allows you to set aside the perplexing confusion of your daily life and go into a mindset where calmness and clear thinking are predominant.

There are many different methods that people use to reach the perfect meditative state. You will probably have to try several methods of meditating before you find the one that allows you to reach the state you want to reach, easily, and without frustration.

There are several wonderful books that help you discover the different meditation practices used by large numbers of people. The books offer advice, they often tell you about the author’s experiences, both the successes and the failures, and they give you guidelines that help you find your own unique methods.

Making Space by Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a short book that contains a lot of very valuable information. The book is excellent for helping you to establish home meditation practices. The recommendations are perfect for beginners because it takes you through the basic needs for beginning to meditate in different ways.

The book is illustrated and can guide you through sitting meditation practices as well as walking practices. It instructs you on proper breathing techniques and covers other daily living activities that you can incorporate mindfulness into for a calmer and emotionally steady home.

This book is written by a Buddhist monk from Vietnam. If you enjoy Making Space you might also want to check out other titles penned by this author. Some of his other works include: The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace is Every Step, and Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames.


Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat – Zinn

This book does not simply teach you meditation methods. This book is a life application book that guides you to understand the things of life that are truly important. This book is written in simple and straightforward terms that are easy to understand and follow.

The author is well versed in his subjects, and he is a retired Professor of Medicine who taught at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also well-known for his scientific studies into things like the effects stress has on the human body and psyche.


Other works by this author include Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Coming to Our Sense: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness, and many more.

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Meditation in Action by Chögyam  Trungpa

This book focuses on the fact that meditation is actually a way of life that can increase your awareness, compassion, integrity, and enhance all areas of your life. While meditation is a method of leaving the stress of life and finding a place in yourself that is relaxed, calm, and at peace, it is also useful to know how to apply your meditation practices to your everyday living situations.

The book is written by a Tibetan master in an easy to read and understand format. You can use it to help you find your pathway. It has been in publication for more than 40 years, and the truth it holds is as applicable today as it was when it was first written.

Other books by this same author include: Training the Mind, Crazy Wisdom, and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and many more.

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

This book provides you with a program that is implemented in 28 days. It is an excellent guide for beginners and teaches the meditation basics everyone needs to learn. It is also good for more advanced meditators and teaches you how to cope with distractions and how to calm yourself.

Sharon is a meditation teacher and she is a best-selling author.  The book is written so that anyone can understand it and everyone can put the practical suggestions to use.

She is also the author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, among others.

Meditation for Beginners by Yesena Chavan

Meditation for Beginners: How to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, and Depression and Return to a State of Inner Peace and Happiness is a simple to read book that will teach you the fine art of meditation even if you have never tried to meditate before.

The author really does use and believe everything she has written in her book. The book was written after she had implemented the methods and strategies she writes about in her own life. She found peace and reduced stress in her own life and decided to write the book in a straightforward manner that was easy to read, and short and to the point.

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The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

This book takes a unique approach to encourage people to apply at least ten minutes of each day on meditation. It teaches you the amazing benefits of meditating on a regular basis. It encourages you to spend longer periods of time meditating each day but shows you how to achieve maximum benefits in as little as ten minutes per day.

The author is a former monk, a meditation teacher, and a public speaker. He has other books such as The Headspace diet: 10 days to finding your ideal weight, The Headspace Guide to… A Mindful Pregnancy, and Libera la mente. Dieci minuti al giorno possono fare la differenza.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Carlyle Adler and Jeff Warren

There are people who are skeptical of meditation and think that all of the claims of lowered blood pressure, reduced tension headaches, and other health benefits are just way too good to be true. This book looks at all of the excuses available for why meditation will not work and helps you to prepare to rid yourself of the negativity so you can enjoy the positivity of meditation.

Harris, Carlyle, and Warren have a down to earth method of stating the facts about meditation, and some of the methods of meditation. This book is not just a how-to guide it is an interesting read on the science-backed solutions that help you overcome the obstacles in your meditation pathway.

Dan Harris is a correspondent on ABC News and he is a co-anchor on the Good Morning America Program. He is the author of How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story.

These books on meditation can help you to find what works for you and what does not work for you. They can help you to establish a place to meditate that will be more conducive to success, and they can inspire and educate you.

Meditation does not have to simply be done from a sitting position on the floor. These books guide you through meditating while walking and apply meditation techniques to other areas of your life so you can gain peace and tranquility in every aspect of your life.

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