Meditation Resources/Links

Please email us your favorite books, vidios and links to your favorite sites.

NMC Audio Talks:
Enjoy these talks offered by NMC, if you need a player you can download one below.

Click Here for a list of Natural Meditation Community audio talks, by Michael Kane.

Audio Talks by other teachers:

Guided Metta Meditation With Talk- 53 minutes - This is a guided Metta Meditation and Talk By Carol Wilson given at IMS.
                                                                       This talk is offered by Dharmaseed.
Sitting Postures and Instructions - Download this PDF of Instructions and images of the most popular sitting positions.
Windows Media Player - If you need a mp3 audio player go to this windows site for a download.
PDF Reader Download - If you can't download one of our PDF's you can go to this link and get the reader along
with other helpful software free.

Meditation News:
In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind - A New York Times artical about children
in Cal. schools practicing Meditation.
The Science of Meditation - A Time magazine article on the benefits of meditation.
Meditation Reduces Stress, Instills Compassion - CNN article on the benefits of meditation.
How To Find A Spiritual Teacher - Huffington Post Article, The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher.
Is Buddhism A Religion? - Article by Ponlop Rinpoche

Meditation and Buddhist Information:
The Precepts and Mindfulness Training's - How we live our lives is the most important part of life.
The Four Noble Truths - The first teachings of Buddha, A great place to start in the practice.
The Noble Eightfold Path - The step taught on how to free ourselves from suffering.
The Story of Buddha - A historical account of Buddha's life and enlightenment.
Buddhist Glossary - A glossary of Buddhist terms and words.
A complete Look at Buddhism - This downloadable pdf has a history of Buddha's life and his most
important teachings. This is a great resource.
The Dhammapada - Down loadable pdf of The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses, has long
been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature.
Guided Audio Meditation - This Link will take you to the IMS site where you can download guided meditations.
Opening to Difficult Emotions - This is a great download of a talk by Rodney Smith on how to open and deal
with difficult emotions.

"More to come"

Meditation and Buddhist Links:

Radiant Mind - Radiant Mind programs use the principles and practices of nondual presence to help us discover
total freedom in the midst of our conditioned existence.
Orlando Insight Meditation Group - Meditation group based in Orlando Florida. Great teacher, Peter Carlson.
Insight Meditation Society - Insight Meditation group based in Barre, Mass. They have retreats
throughout the year from 3 days to 3 mo.
Dharmaseed - A great place to find talks and meditation recordings by some of the best teachers and
meditation masters. Some can be downloaded. - A great resource for talks on meditation and Buddhism.
Interlude - An internet retreat. A great resource for meditation, books, teachings and poetry.
Wisdom Publications - Wisdom Publications is dedicated to making available authentic Buddhist works for the benefit of all.

Recommended Books:

Radiant Mind
, By Petter Fenner
Insight Meditation
, By Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein
An Open Heart, By the Dalai Lama
Siddhartha, By Hermann Hesse
Breath By Breath, By Larry Rosenberg
A Path With Heart, By Jack Cornfield
Radical Acceptance, By Tara Brach
Lagacy Of The Heart, By Wayne Muller
The Places That Scare You, By Pema Chodron
Emotional Alchemy, By Tara Bennett - Goleman
Zen Mind Beginners Mind, By Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
Loving Kindness, By Sharon Salzberg
The Diamond in your pocket, By Gangaji
Towards A Psychology of Awakening, By John Welwood
Grace Unfolding, By Greg Johanson, Ron Kurts
The One Thing Holding You Back, By Raphael Cushnir
Emmanuel's Book, By Friends of Emmanuel
The Forgotten Body, By Elissa Cobb
Perfect Love, By John Welwood
The edge of certainty, By Peter Fenner
The Tao of Pooh, By Benjamin Hoff
The Soul's Code, by James Hillman
Child's Mind, By Christopher Willard
Zen Parenting, By Judith Costello
Meditation and Medicine, By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, By Jack Kornfield
A Joseph Campbell Companion, By Diane Osbon
Moments of Enlightenment, By Robert Ullman
Waking The Tiger, By Peter Levine
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living – The Dalai Lama
An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life – The Dalai Lama
Be Here Now – Ram Dass
Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart – Ram Dass
A Path Strewn With Flowers and Bones, by Tulku Sherdor Blazing Wisdom
Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
Dark Night of the Soul (John of the Cross), By Mirabai Starr
The Interior Castle (Teresa of Avila), By Mirabai Starr
Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life, By Mirabai Starr
"Devotions, Prayers & Living Wisdom," Sounds True, 2008 6-volume series,
Mother of God Similar to Fire, By Mirabai Starr
God of Love, By Mirabai Starr
Buddha Standard Time, By Lama Surya Das
The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane, By Lama Surya Das
Awakening the Buddha Within, By Lama Surya Das
Autobiography of a Yogi, By Paramahansa Yogananda
Nityananda: In Divine Presence, By M.U. Hatengdi & Swami Chetananda
Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi, By Antonio Rigopoulos
The Incredible Sai Baba, By Arthur Osbourne
Shri Sai Satcharita, by Govind R. Dabholkar Hemadpant and Indira Kher
Sai Baba of Shirdi: A Unique Saint, by M.V. Kamath & V.B.Kher
God Speaks, By Meher Baba
The Gospel of Ramakrishna
My Guru and his Disciple, By Christopher Isherwood
The Power of the Presence, By David Godman
Ramayana, By William Buck
Maharabharata, By William Buck
The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita, By Sri Krishna Prem
Miracle of Love, by Ram Dass

Recommended Movies:

One, The Movie
Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
The Flowering of Human Consciousness, Eckhart Tollie
Seven Years in Tibet
Martin Scorsese
Dharma River, Journey Into Buddhism
Born Into Brothels
God Grew Tired Of Us
Fierce Grace
Vajra Sky Over Tibet
The Buddha, PBS Movie
One Giant Leap
Oh My God