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.
"Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah
"Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation" by Sharon Salzberg
"The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender" by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
"Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom" by Cheryl A. Giles and Pamela Ayo Yetunde
"Dharma Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism" edited by Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin
Other Mindfulness Books:
"The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle
"Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World" by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
"The Miracle of Mindfulness" by Thich Nhat Hanh
Please note that availability and access to these resources may vary based on your location and subscription requirements.