Rick’s Favorites

With Respect

I have learned a great deal from the people or organizations on this page, and am very grateful to them. Many of them are supported through the generosity of others, and if you were so inclined, that would be one more good thing in this world.

Books

These are some of my favorite books. I love to read and hope you like these books as much as I have.
(Disclosure: If you follow their links to Amazon, I get a little bit of compensation as an “Amazon Associate,” but you are welcome to purchase them elsewhere, including your local bookstore.)

Introduction to Positive Neuroplasticity


Family Life


Psychological Tools


Mathematics, and Physical and Biological Sciences


Social Sciences


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Selected Buddhist Readings

Buddhism has several major lineages – Theravadan (based on the original teachings of the Buddha), Tibetan, Chan, Zen, and Pure Land – as well as modern variations and syntheses of these. My background is mainly Theravadan, and I welcome suggestions for other lineages.

 

If you’re getting just one book

 

Solid introductions, from a Western perspective

 

When the going gets tough

 

For meditative absorption and insight

 

Theravadan

 

Tibetan

 

Zen

 

Modern interpretations


Other Spiritual Literature


General Fiction

Videos

Like everybody else, my tastes are a little – ah – eclectic. See if you like these.

Links

Psychological Resources

Authentic Happiness

Awakening Joy – James Baraz & Shoshana Alexander

First 30 Days

Good Therapy

Inward Traveler

Mental Help Net

My Path TV

Out of the Well (of depression)

Psychology Degree

Psychology Information Online

Self-Compassion

Yoga for Depression

Mental Health for Students with Loans

Wilderness Retreats through Desert Dharma


Mindfulness

The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Mindful Awareness Research Center (UCLA)

Mindfulness Research

Mindfulnet.org


Health

Pain Maps

The Healer is You

The Practical Nurse


Scholars

Deric Bownds

Jonathan Cohen

Richard Davidson

Sara Lazar

Evan Thompson


Teachers

Tara Brach

Leigh Brasington

Mark Coleman

Jack Kornfield

Sharon Salzberg


Books

The Accidental Mind

How To Be Sick

Mind in Life

Psyche’s Palace

Synaptic Self


Blogs

Cranky Fitness

Developing Intelligence

Frontal Cortex

Healing Whole

Imperfect Spirituality

InformED

Life Beyond Logic

Meditation.com

Meditation Corner

The Mindful Moment

Mindfully Managing Diabetes

The Pen and the Bell

Pocket Perspectives

Stressing Out


Organizations

Center for Building a Culture of Empathy

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

The Dana Foundation

Edge Foundation

FACES

Fetzer Institute

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Kira Institute

Metanexus Institute

Mind and Life Institute

Monroe Institute

My Grey Matters

NeuroLeadership Institute

Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (UC Berkeley)

Sage Center

Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

Swartz Foundation

Yoga Science Foundation


Professional Associations

American Academy of Neurology

American Psychological Association

Association for Appled Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

GAINS (interpersonal neurobiology)


Scientific

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Beautiful Brain

Science Magazine


Religious

Ajayan (Henry James Borys)

Belief Net

Marin Interfaith Council


Buddhist

365 Nirvana

Abhayagiri Monastery

Access to Insight

Ashoka
Assoc for Mindfulness in Education

Awakening Joy (James Baraz)

Bodhi Monastery

Buddha Net

Buddhist Channel

Buddhist Geeks

Buddhist Library

Dalai Lama and Barbara Walters

Deep Streams

Dharma Gleanings

Dharma Net

Dharma Seed

Dharma Talks (Ajahn Chah and others)

Dhamma Tube

Gaia House

Genpo

Inquiring Mind

Insight Meditation Center (Gil Fronsdal)

Insight Meditation, San Francisco (Eugene Cash)

Insight Meditation, Washington DC (Tara Brach)

Interdependence Project

Intro to Meditation (Gil Fronsdal)

Intro to Meditation (Phil Jones)

Jhanas Advice

Life Balance Institute

Metta Foundation (Gregory Kramer)

Mindfulness for Young Children

New York Insight Meditation Center

No Bull Dharma

Pariyatti

Pema Chodren and Bill Moyers

S. N. Goenka

Sati Center

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Straight from the Heart

Thai Nuns

Vajrapani Institute


Christian

Ben Campbell Johnson

Center for Action and Contemplation

Center for Process Studies

Centering Prayer

Christians Practicing Yoga

Heart’s Rest Retreats

Spiritual Directors International


Social Justice

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Compassion Project

Council for Human Rights of Children

Greater Good Magazine

Greater Good Science Center

Pluralism Project


Culture

Nothing but Hope and Passion


Family Life

Child and Family Web Guide (Tufts Univ)

Essential Parenting

Kinder Start

The Marce Society

Mindful Motherhood

Mother Nurture

Mothering Magazine

Postpartum Support International

Raising Happiness (Christine Carter, Ph.D.)


Business

33 Voices

Content Strategy Online

Numenta

Renewal Retreats

Startup Owl


Teleseminars

Attitude Builders

Awakened Relationships