Suggested Reading

There are several books available about Insight Meditation. Here is a suggested reading list of books and audio talks to help support your practice.

Our sangha also maintains an informal lending library of books in the Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room. All books have been donated to the collection and can be checked out by anyone.


  • Buddhism Plain and SimpleSteven Hagen
  • Mindfulness in Plain English (PDF) Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • The Experience of Insight– Joseph Goldstein
  • A Gradual Awakening – Stephen Levine
  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom  Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
  • Buddhism Without BeliefsStephen Batchelor
  • The Wisdom of No Escape; When Things Fall ApartPema Chodron
  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and One DharmaJoseph Goldstein
  • The Miracle of MindfulnessThich Nhat Hanh
  • A Path With Heart and Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight MeditationJack Kornfield
  • A Gradual Awakening; A Year to LiveSteven Levine
  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Act of Happiness and LovingKindness, A Heart as Wide as the WorldSharon Salzberg
  • It’s Easier Than You ThinkSylvia Boorstein
  • Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go There You AreJohn Kabat Zinn
  • Awakening the Buddha WithinLama Surya Das



    • Gil Fronsda
    • Thanissaro Bhikkhu
    • Chris Clifford
    • Rick Hanson
    • Wes Nisker
    • John Peacock
    • Donald Rothberg
    • Jack Kornfield
    • Joseph Goldstein
    • Sharon Salzberg
    • Stephen Batchelor