Recommended


DHARMA SEED LIBRARY - Online dharma (teaching) talks     http://dharmaseed.org


• Mindful Magazine                                              http://www.mindful.org

• Tricycle Magazine                                          http://www.tricycle.com/magazine

• Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun)   http://www.lionsroar.com/subscribe/



RETREAT CENTERS:

Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Barre, MA              http://www.dharma.org     

Spirit Rock Meditation CenterWoodacre, CA     http://www.spiritrock.org


MOVIES:

"The Armor of Light" - Powerful documentary on Evangelical minister, Rob Schenck's struggle to come to grips with gun violence and how Evangelical Christians and guns have become one. Available on Netflix.   http://www.armoroflightfilm.com/#_about-the-film

"Awake" - Fascinating look at the history and evolution of Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship. Hopefully it will be on Netflix one day.

"Kumaré" - available on Netflix. Documentary which follows a man on a very intriguing mission. Set in Phoenix!


ARTICLES:

"Calming Your Brain During Conflict"

(thanks to Rich Decker for suggesting this)

https://hbr.org/2015/12/calming-your-brain-during-conflict


BOOKS:

Awakening Joy  

by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander - This book shifted my deeply ingrained “glass half empty” perspective to a fuller and happier outlook on life.

http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Joy-Steps-Happiness-James/dp/B00DIKW2CS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449025633&sr=1-2&keywords=awakening+joy+by+james+baraz


Buddha’s Brain  

by Rick Hanson - After meditating for more than 25 years this very accessible book helped me to really understand the connection between meditation and the science of the brain/mind.

http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Brain-Practical-Neuroscience-Happiness/dp/1572246952/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449025512&sr=1-1&keywords=buddha%27s+brain


The Mindbody Prescription  

by Dr. John Sarno - Most meditators intuitively understand Dr. Sarno's belief that much physical pain is caused by a mind that seeks to distract attention from unacceptable emotions like rage. It has helped me immensely over the years with all sorts of pain issues.

http://www.amazon.com/Mindbody-Prescription-Healing-Body-Pain/dp/0446675156/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455159089&sr=8-1&keywords=mindbody+prescription


MISCELLANY:

Anderson Cooper experiences mindfulness training.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/


GRAVITYGLUE.COM

Amazing!

http://www.gravityglue.com/about/



May all beings be alive to this moment...