R.D. Siegel: The Mindfulness Solution (2010)

A good practical book with lots of exercises, a sense of humour, and deep understanding.

Lidia Zylowska: The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

A book describing much of the material covered in the course. It also includes a cd of guided meditations.

Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha.

A beautiful book that wrestles with the challenge of self acceptance and the more general challenge of opening to the experience that is already here. 

Jack Kornfield:  Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

This is a big and substantial book but well worth the reading. It covers a lot of territory but does it with deep understanding based upon over 30 years of teaching and practice. This is a Westerner, a psychologist, a former monk, and a gifted writer.

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life

My personal favourite of the Kabat-Zinn books.

Shunryu Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

In good Zen tradition this is a simple and mysteriously complex book. Not straightforward instruction but much poetic challenge. I am reading it for the fourth time and it seems like an entirely new book each time.

Stephen Batchelor: Buddhism without Beliefs

A fabulous short book describing the fundamental principles of Buddhism outside the trappings of its various incarnations as a religion. Here are the basic distillations of Buddha’s teaching that helps inform about the origins of mindfulness practice. The writing is clear and bordering on beautiful.

Henepola Gunaratana: Mindfulness in Plain English.

It provides a lot of very practical instruction on the fundamentals of establishing a mindfulness practice.