Suggested Resources on Meditation

One Easy Resource to Get You Started with Meditation (includes CD’s):

Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg,

Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate


Recommended meditation app:

Insight Timer (free version is plenty)


Recommended app with talks about Buddhist meditation:

Dharmaseed (free)


Suggested Authors on Meditation:

Joseph Goldstein

Sharon Salzberg

Jack Kornfield

Mark Epstein

Tara Brach

Pema Chodron

Thich Nhat Han

Lama Surya Das

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Mathieu Ricard

Ezra Bayda

Barry Magid


Meditation audiotapes and videotapes are available from:   (free downloads of talks)


Selected meditation centers within driving distance:

Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, NY

Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush, NY

Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush, NY

Insight Meditation Society (IMS), Barre, MA

Kripalu, Lenox, MA  (yoga too)

Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY  (yoga too)

New York Insight Meditation Center, New York, NY

Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper, NY