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Resources for Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is crucial in today's world. It cultivates presence, awareness, and acceptance of the present moment. With mindfulness, we develop self-awareness, respond wisely to challenges, and nurture empathy and resilience. It brings inner calm, appreciation for life's joys, and a deeper connection to ourselves and others. Mindfulness transforms lives, fostering equanimity and interconnectedness. I have put together a list of my favorite resources on mindfulness- books, applications and shows to help deepen your mindfulness practice.

The following books offer diverse perspectives on mindfulness as well as include Buddhist teachings, exploring themes of race, identity, and inclusivity. They provide valuable insights and guidance for personal growth, social justice, and spiritual development.

  1. "The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness" by Rhonda V. Magee

  2. "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah

  3. "Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation" by Sharon Salzberg

  4. "The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology" by Jack Kornfield

  5. "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation" by Thich Nhat Hanh

  6. "The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender" by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

  7. "Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom" by Cheryl A. Giles and Pamela Ayo Yetunde

  8. "Dharma Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism" edited by Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin

  9. "Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community" by Larry Yang -

Other Mindfulness Books:

  1. "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

  2. "Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  3. "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  4. "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World" by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

  5. "The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hanh

Smartphone Applications:

  1. Headspace - Meditation & Sleep

  2. Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax

  3. Insight Timer - Meditation App -

  4. 10% Happier - Meditation

  5. Stop, Breathe & Think - Meditation & Mindfulness


  1. "The Mind, Explained" (Netflix)

  2. "Headspace Guide to Meditation" (Netflix)

  3. "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now" (Gaia)

  4. "The Mindful Way Through Depression" (TED Talk)

  5. "The Science of Mindfulness" (UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness)

Please note that availability and access to these resources may vary based on your location and subscription requirements.

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