Welcome to Mindfulness 360's resources page. In our commitment to provide individual and community support, we are happy to offer the following list of selective references for your learning and practice. We include sources for guided audio meditations, websites and books. We intent to regularly update our list with new worth sharing references.
Free Guided Meditations
Each week has a different theme, and usually includes some introductory comments, a guided meditation, some silent practice time, and closing comments. Presented by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Greater Good in Action
Greater Good in Action (GGIA) offers dozens of science-based, practical exercises to boost personal well-being. GGIA builds on the premise—backed up by cutting-edge research—that happiness, resilience, and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time.
Selected talks, podcasts, and audio streams, including various lengths of guided meditation.
Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.
"Mindful"’s purpose is to inform, inspire, guide, and connect all those who want to live a mindful life, to enjoy the scientifically supported benefits of mindfulness practices, and to create a more mindful and caring society.
cfmHOME is a project of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dedicated to supporting mindfulness practitioners, teachers, and researchers around the globe, cfmHOME hosts a variety of online resources including community discussion forums and digital media.
The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA)
AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.
"Full Catastrophe Living : Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness" by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.
"10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works" by Dan Harris
We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.
"Mindfulness in Plain English" by Bhante Gunaratana
With his distinctive clarity and wit, Bhante takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. We already have the foundation we need to live a more productive and peaceful life — Bhante simply points to each tool of meditation, tells us what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its bestselling predecessor, as well as a new chapter on the cultivation of loving kindness, an especially important subject in today's world.