Meditation / Mindfulness Books

  • Charlotte Joko Beck

Everyday Zen

  • Chogyam Trungpa

Meditation in Action

The Path is the Goal

  • Dzigar Kongtrul

Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa

  • Ezra Bayda

being zen

  • Henepola Gunaratana

Meditation in Plain English

  • John Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go There You Are

  • Pema Chodron

The Wisdom of No Escape

Start Where You Are

When Things Fall Apart

  • Richard Hanson & Richard Mendius

Buddha’s Brain

  • Sakyong Mipham

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Meditation Centers

(meditation instruction is often offered through a meditation center; if your interested in that, give them a call.)


  • The Meditation Place

940 Kimbark St. (soon to be moving to 324 Main St alley entrance- December 2015)
Longmont, CO
(303) 246-8333


  • Great Mountain Zen Center at Maitreya Abbey

2532 CR 15 South
Berthoud, CO 80513
(720) 971-7553

Boulder / Ward​​

  • Boulder Shambhala Center

1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO
(303) 444-0190

  • Dharma Sangha, Boulder Zen Center

Briar Rose B&B
2151 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302

  • Mangala Shri Bhuti

45640 CO-72

Ward, CO 80481 

  • Nalandabodhi

100 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 6
Boulder, CO 80302

Although this is a very small list, I hope it helps, if nothing else to at least get you started.

These are centers and/or teachers that I am most familiar with and each one is in some way connected with my particular lineage of mindfulness training.

There are multiple ways to engage a mindfulness practice and many different forms of meditation. There are other centers located in the Northern Colorado area and countless books that I did not mention and some that I didn't feel comfortable advocating, since I am unfamiliar with their particular style. I encourage you to explore your options.

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