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Aronson, H. (2004). Buddhist practice on Western ground. Boston: Shambhala Press.


Batchelor, S. (1997). Buddhism without beliefs. New York: Riverhead Books.


Beck, C, (1989). Everyday Zen: Love and work. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.


Bhikku Bodhi. (Ed.). (2000). A comprehensive manual of Abhidhamma. Seattle, WA: BPS Pariyatti Editions.


deCharms, C. (1998). Two views of mind: Abhidharma and brain science. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.


DeSilva, P. (2005). An introduction to Buddhist psychology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Epstein, M. (2007). Psychotherapy without a self. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.


Fields, R. (1992). How the swans came to the lake: The narrative history of Buddhism in America. Boston: Shambala Publications.


Fleischman, P. (1999). Karma and chaos: New and collected essays on vipassana meditation. Seattle: Vipassana Publications.


Goldstein, J. (2002). One dharma: The emerging western Buddhism. New York: HarperCollins.


Gunaratana, B. (2002). Mindfulness in plain English. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.


Hanh, T. N. (1976). The miracle of mindfulness. Boston: Beacon Press.


Hanh, T. N. (1992). Peace is every step. New York: Bantam Books.


Johansson, R. (1979). The dynamic psychology of early Buddhism. New York: Humanities Press.


Kaklaus, R., Nimanheminda, S., Hoffman, L. & Jack, M. (2008). Brilliant sanity: Buddhist approaches to psychotherapy. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.


Kalupahana, D. (1987). The principles of Buddhist psychology. Albany: SUNY Press.


Kornfield, J. (2008). Wise heart: A guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist psychology. New York: Random House.


Kornfield, J. (1993). A path with heart: A guide through the perils and promises of spiritual life. New York: Bantam.


Kwee, M., Gergen, K., & Koshikawa (Eds.) (2007). Horizons in Buddhist psychology. Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Taos Institute Publications.


Lama Surya Das (1997). Awakening the Buddha within: Tibetan wisdom for the Western world. New York: Broadway.


Nauriyal, D., Drummond, M., & Lai, Y. (2006). Buddhist thought and applied psychological research: transcending the boundaries. New York: Routledge.


Nyanaponika Thera (1949/1998). Abhidhamma studies. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Nyanaponika Thera. (1965). The heart of Buddhist meditation. York Beach, ME: Red Wheel/Weiser.


Nyanaponika Thera. (1972). The power of mindfulness. San Fransisco, CA: Unity Press.


Rahula, W. (1986) What the Buddha taught. New York: Grove Press.


Segall, S. (2003). Encountering Buddhism: Western psychology and Buddhist teachings. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.


Silananda, U. (2002). The four foundations of mindfulness. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.


Suzuki, S. (1973). Zen mind, beginner’s mind. New York: John Weatherhill.


Thondrup, T. (1998). The healing power of mind. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.


Trungpa, C. (2005). The sanity we are born with: A Buddhist approach to psychology. Boston: Shambhala Press.


Watts, A. (1963). Psychotherapy: East and West. New York: New American Library.





Desmond, L. (2004). Baby Buddhas: A guide for teaching meditation to children. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing.


Kabat-Zinn, M. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1998). Everyday blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting. New York: Hyperion.


Kramer, J. (2004). Buddha mom: A journey through mindful mothering. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.


Lantieri, L. (2008). Building emotional intelligence: Techniques to cultivate inner strength in children. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.


Napthali, S.(2003) Buddhism for mothers: A calm approach to caring for yourself and your children. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin Pty.





Christensen, A., & Jacobson, N. (2000). Reconcilable differences. New York: Guilford Press.


Cohen, G. (2008). Storms can’t hurt the sky: A Buddhist path through divorce. Phila., PA: Perseus Books.


Fisher, R. (2002). Experiential psychotherapy with couples: A guide for the creative pragmatist. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen.


Jacobson, N. & Christensen, A. (1996). Acceptance and change in couple therapy: A therapist’s guide to transforming relationships. New York: Norton.


Walser, R. & Westrup, D. (2008). The mindful couple: How acceptance and mindfulness can lead you to the love you want. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.





Dalai Lama, & Cutler, H. (1998). The art of happiness. New York: Riverhead Books.


Levine, M. (2000). The positive psychology of Buddhism and yoga: Paths to mature happiness. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The how of happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want. New York: Penguin Press.


Wallace, B.A. (2005). Genuine happiness: Meditation as the path to fulfillment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.


Wicks, R. (2008). The resilient clinician. New York: Oxford University Press.





Boorstein, S. (2002). Pay attention, for goodness’ sake: Practicing the perfections of the heart—the Buddhist path of kindness. New York: Ballantine Books.


Brach, T. (2003). Radical acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam Dell.


Brown, B. (1999). Soul without shame: A guide to liberating yourself from the judge within. Boston: Shambala.


Chodron, P. (2001). Tonglen: the path of transformation. Halifax, NS: Vajradhatu Publications.


Chodron, P. (2000). When things fall apart. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Chodron, P. (2001). The wisdom of no escape and the path of loving-kindness. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Dalai Lama. (2001). An open heart: Practicing compassion in everyday life. Boston: Little Brown and Co.


Davidson, R., & Harrington, A. (2002). Visions of compassion: Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Gilbert, P. (2005). Compassion: Conceptualisations, research and use in psychotherapy. London: Routledge.


Glaser, A. (2005). A call to compassion: Bringing Buddhist practices of the heart into the soul of psychology. Berwick, ME: Nicloas-Hays.


Hopkins, J. (2001). Cultivating compassion. New York: Broadway Books.


Ladner, L. (2004). The lost art of compassion: Discovering the practice of happiness in the meeting of Buddhism and psychology. New York: HarperCollins.


Salzberg, S. (1995). Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Singer, T. & Bolz, M (Eds) (2013) Compassion: Bridging practice and science Multimedia e-Book available at


Trungpa, C. (2005). Training the mind and cultivating loving-kindness. Boston: Shambhala Publications.





Arpaia, J. & Rapgay, L. (2008). Real meditation in minutes a day. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Brahm. A. (2006). Mindfulness, bliss and beyond: A meditator’s handbook. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Goldstein, J. (1993). Insight meditation: The practice of freedom. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Goldstein, J., & Kornfield, J. (1987). Seeking the heart of wisdom: The path of insight meditation. Boston: Shambhala.


Goleman, D. (1988). The meditative mind: The varieties of meditative experience. New York: Tarcher/Putnam Books.


Goleman, D. (1997). Healing emotions. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Hart, W. (1987). The art of living: Vipassana meditation as taught by S,N, Goenka. San Francisco: Harper.


Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Coming to our senses: Healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness. New York: Hyperion.


Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion.


Rosenberg, L. (1998). Breath by breath: The liberating practice of insight meditation. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Sayadaw, M. (1971). Practical insight meditation: Basic and progressive stages. Kandy, Sri Lanka: The Forest Hermitage.


Sharples, B. (2006). Meditation and relaxation in plain English. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Smith, J. (2005). Relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. New York: Springer Publishing Co.


Smith, J. (Ed.) (1998). Breath sweeps mind: A first guide to meditation practice. New York: Riverhead Books.


Weiss, A. (2004). Beginning mindfulness:Learning the way of awareness. Novato, CA: New World Library.





Ciarrochi, J. & Mayer, J. (2007). Applying emotional intelligence: A practitioner’s guide. New York: Psychology Press.


Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Flow: the psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper Collins.


Engler, J. & D. Brown (Eds.), Transformations of consciousness. Boston: Shambhala.


Epstein, M. (2005). Open to desire. New York: Gotham Books/Penguin.


Epstein, M. (1995). Thoughts without a thinker. New York: Basic Books.


Goleman, D. (2006). Social intelligence. New York: Bantam.


Goleman, D. (Ed.) (1997). Healing emotions. Boston: Shambhala Publications.


Goleman, D. & Dalai Lama. (2003) Destructive emotions: How can we overcome them? New York: Bantam Dell.


Langer, E. (1989). Mindfulness. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.


Magid, B. (2008). Ending the pursuit of happiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Murphy, M., Donovan, S., & Taylor, E. (1997). The physical and psychological effects of meditation: A review of contemporary research with a comprehensive bibliography, 1931-1996. 2d ed. Sausalito, Calif.: The Institute of Noetic Sciences.


Wayment, H. & Bauer, J. (2008). Transcending self-interest: psychological explorations of the quiet ego.Washington, DC: American Psychological Assn


Wells, A. (2000). Emotional disorders and metacognition: Innovative cognitive therapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons.


Welwood, J. (2000). Toward a psychology of awakening. Boston: Shambhala Publications.





Austin, J. (2006). Zen-brain reflections. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Austin, J. (1998). Zen and the brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Begley, S. (2007). Train you mind, change your brain. New York: Ballantine Books.


Houshmand, Z., Livingston, R., & Wallace, A. (1999). Consciousness at the crosssroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on brain science and Buddhism. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.


LaBerge, D. (1995). Attentional processing: The brain’s art of mindfulness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Libet, B., Freeman, A., & Sutherland, K. (Eds.), The volitional brain: Towards a neuroscience of free will.Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic.


Schwartz, J. (1996). Brain lock. New York: Regan Books.


Schwartz, J., & Begley, S. (2002). The mind and the brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.


Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain. New York: W.W. Norton.


Varela, F., Thompson, E., & Rosch, E. (1991). The embodied mind: Cognitive science and human 

experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Wallace, B.A. (2007). Contemplative science. New York: Columbia University Press.


Wallace, A. (2006). The attention revolution: Unlocking the power of the focused mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications.





Epstein, M. (1995). Thoughts without a thinker. New York: Basic Books.


Fromm, E., Suzuki, D. T., & DeMartino, R. (1960). Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. New York: Harper & Row.


Hick. S. & Bien, T. (2008). Mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship. New York: Guilford Press.


Langan, R. (2006). Minding what matters: Psychotherapy and the Buddha within. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Magid, B. (2002). Ordinary mind: Exploring the common ground of Zen and psychotherapy. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.


Molino, A. (Ed.). (1998). The couch and the tree. New York: North Point Press.


Rosenbaum, R. (1999). Zen and the heart of psychotherapy. New York: Plenum Press.

Rubin, J. (1996). Psychotherapy and Buddhism. New York: Plenum Press.


Safran, J. (Ed.) (2003). Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publications.


Stern, D. (2004). The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life. NY: W. W. Norton.


Suler, J. (1993). Contemporary psychoanalysis and Eastern thought. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.


Young-Eisendrath, P., & Muramoto, S. (2002). Awakening and insight: Zen Buddhism and psychotherapy. New York: Taylor & Francis.


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