Books on Meditation
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Eric Swanson, Daniel Goleman
In this groundbreaking work, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality.
Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom
By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Eric Swanson
Divided into three parts like a traditional Buddhist text, Joyful Wisdom identifies the sources of our unease, describes methods of meditation that enable us to transform our experience into deeper insight, and applies these methods to common emotional, physical, and personal problems. The result is a work at once wise, anecdotal, funny, informed, and graced with the author’s irresistible charm.
Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Helen Tworkov, Matthieu Ricard
For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle yet thorough commentary, companionship, and inspiration for committing to the Buddhist path. Learn more…