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What You Will and Won’t Find On This List
Whether you’re looking for the best meditation books for beginners, books on the benefits of meditation or books to help you refine and perfect your daily meditation practice – you’ll find something life-changing on the list of best meditation books below.
Note 1: This list focusses specifically on books about how to meditate. If you’re interested in mastering your thoughts and emotions more generally, you might also want to check out this list of best mindfulness books, these best books on happiness or explore the rest of TAoL‘s many book recommendations.
Note 2: This list focusses almost exclusively on the best mindfulness meditation books ever written. You won’t find many titles on e.g., movement, mantra or transcendental meditation simply because they’re too specialised to be widely read enough to rank high enough to appear on this list (for more, see the section on “Why these books on meditation and not others?” below).
New to Meditation? Start Reading Here
Not sure what I’m talking about? Not to worry!
If you’re new to meditation, The Miracle of Mindfulness (#3) by Thich Nhat Hanh, Practicing The Power of Now (#4) by Eckhart Tolle or even The Headspace Guide To Meditation (#20) are all great meditation books for beginners. Pick whichever one jumps out at you and dive in.
If you’re no stranger to mindfulness meditation and you’re looking to take your mediation practice to the next level then skim the list, trust your intuition and grab a daily meditation book that jumps out at you.
And whatever you do, thank you for being here, thank you for letting me be a part of your journey and whoever you are, wherever you’re sitting, I’ll look forward to meditating with you soon.
The 20 Best Meditation Books Ever Written
Why these books on meditation and not others? The best meditation books below are the top picks from my master database, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, the number of Goodreads reviews and first publication date. The goal is to give a good balance of what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s delivered timelessly relevant advice.
Think something’s missing? Email me and I’ll add it to the next round of updates. I honestly love hearing from you so please, do get in touch!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Meditation Book for Beginners?
The first meditation book I ever read as a sceptical beginner was Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan. And I loved it (though it doesn't rank high enough for this list)! Other great meditation books for beginners include The Miracle of Mindfulness (#3) by Thich Nhat Hanh, Practicing The Power of Now (#4) by Eckhart Tolle. For more suggestions, check out the full list.
What Is the Best Book on How to Meditate?
The top 3 books on this list of the best meditation books ever written are Be Here Now (#1) by Ram Dass, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (#2) by Shunryu Suzuki and The Miracle of Mindfulness (#3) by Thich Nhat Hanh. For more suggestions, check out the full list.
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