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Meditation Bücher: Buddha’s Brain von Rick Hanson

Buddha’s Brain

Rick Hanson
The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
4.4 (358 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Buddha’s Brain?

Buddha’s Brain is a practical guide to attaining more happiness, love and wisdom in life. It aims to empower readers by providing them with practical skills and tools to help unlock their brains’ potential and achieve greater peace of mind. Specific attention is paid to the contemplative technique “mindfulness” and the latest neurological findings that support it.

Wer Buddha’s Brain lesen sollte

  • Psychology students who are interested in meditation but still want information grounded in scientific fact
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to live a stress-free and happy life
  • Anyone who wants to know both the theory behind meditation and its practical application in their everyday lives.

Meditation Bücher: The Biology of Belief von Bruce H. Lipton

The Biology of Belief

Bruce H. Lipton
Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles
4.0 (167 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Biology of Belief?

The Biology of Belief describes a revolutionary change in biology and explores a new approach to the connection between mind and matter. Using easily accessible examples and explanations, Lipton offers a radical alternative to our understanding of the influence of genes in determining our behavior and identity.

Wer The Biology of Belief lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in new developments in biology
  • Anyone curious about the influence we can have on our genes
  • Anyone interested in examples of modern scientific revolutions

Meditation Bücher: 10% Happier von Dan Harris

10% Happier

Dan Harris
How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
4.3 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 10% Happier?

10% Happier demystifies the ancient art of meditation by explaining recent, cutting-edge scientific research into how meditation affects your body and mind. Importantly, it shows you just how valuable meditation can be in coping with the chaos and stress of modern life.

Wer 10% Happier lesen sollte

  • Anyone who battles with stress and wants to find a way out
  • Anyone who is skeptical or curious about meditation and how it works
  • Anyone content with their life but could benefit from more happiness

Meditation Bücher: Get Some Headspace von Andy Puddicombe

Get Some Headspace

Andy Puddicombe
10 Minutes Can Make All the Difference
4.4 (70 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Get Some Headspace?

Get Some Headspace (2011) paves an easy path to understanding meditation and the ways it can benefit us. Drawing on his own experience as a Buddhist monk, Puddicombe offers a strong case that even the busiest people can take ten minutes a day to get some much needed headspace and live better because of it.

Wer Get Some Headspace lesen sollte

  • Anyone searching for a beginner’s guide to meditation
  • The stressed and anxious
  • People whose working day is out of control

Meditation Bücher: Wherever You Go, There You Are von Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life
4.4 (495 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wherever You Go, There You Are?

Wherever You Go, There You Are (1994) explains how to fully enjoy the present moment without worrying about the past or the future. By providing step-by-step meditation practices, both formal and informal, that can easily be incorporated into everyday life, Kabat-Zinn steers us toward the peace and tranquility that we’re yearning for.

Wer Wherever You Go, There You Are lesen sollte

  • Those who want to be fully present
  • People who want to learn how to meditate
  • Meditators hoping to expand and deepen their practice

Meditation Bücher: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind von Shunryu Suzuki

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Shunryu Suzuki
Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
4.4 (201 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind?

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (1970) is a starter’s guide to Zen Buddhism. These blinks explain how Zen is not only a system of meditation, but also a philosophy of life. They describe how to sit, breathe and observe while maintaining a vital connection to the present moment.

Wer Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind lesen sollte

  • Overachievers and perfectionists
  • Students of yoga, Zen or meditation
  • Seekers of equanimity and balance

Meditation Bücher: Into the Magic Shop von James R. Doty

Into the Magic Shop

James R. Doty
A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
4.3 (42 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Into the Magic Shop?

Into the Magic Shop (2016) reveals details of Dr. James R. Doty’s research into the symbiotic relationship between the heart and brain, and how the practice of meditation can strengthen this bond. Dr. Doty uses both scientific and personal insight to illuminate his studies and demonstrate how important it is to have a compassionate heart as well as a curious mind.

Wer Into the Magic Shop lesen sollte

  • Students of medicine, religion, philosophy or science
  • Anyone interested in meditation
  • Readers who seek happiness and success

Meditation Bücher: Thoughts Without a Thinker von Mark Epstein

Thoughts Without a Thinker

Mark Epstein
Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective
4.4 (123 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Thoughts Without a Thinker?

Thoughts Without a Thinker (1995) describes the fundamental principles of the Buddhist tradition through a psychoanalytic lens. These blinks explain how meditation and mindfulness can soothe the mind, alleviate suffering and heal mental illness.

Wer Thoughts Without a Thinker lesen sollte

  • People who suffer from depression and anxiety
  • Anyone interested in Buddhism or psychotherapy
  • Anyone skeptical about mindfulness

Meditation Bücher: Radical Acceptance von Tara Brach

Radical Acceptance

Tara Brach
Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
4.5 (226 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Radical Acceptance?

Radical Acceptance (2003) explains how Buddhism and meditation can bring you greater contentment and happiness. Chock-full of easy mental exercises that reduce stress and self-criticism, it’ll give you the tools you need to lead a gentler, happier existence.

Wer Radical Acceptance lesen sollte

  • Stressed-out people seeking calm
  • Meditators and mindful individuals
  • Those interested in Buddhism

Meditation Bücher: Unplug von Suze Yalof Schwartz


Suze Yalof Schwartz
A Simple Guide to Meditation
4.4 (154 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unplug?

Unplug (2017), a useful beginner's guide to meditation, makes clear that meditation isn’t just for hippies and monks; rather, it’s a practical exercise that anyone can use to become calmer, happier and healthier. Get all the basic info you need to start a daily meditation routine, as well as a number of supplemental tools that will aid relaxation and improve your practice.

Wer Unplug lesen sollte

  • Anyone suffering from stress
  • First-time meditators who want to learn the basics
  • Skeptics who don’t like the spiritual aspects of meditation

Meditation Bücher: Joy on Demand von Chade-Meng Tan

Joy on Demand

Chade-Meng Tan
The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
4.3 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Joy on Demand?

Joy on Demand (2016) is a guide to finding inner peace, calm and joy through the ancient practice of meditation. These blinks walk you through a simple, entry-level program that will transform moments of misery into windows of hope, eventually guiding you to true, sustained happiness.

Wer Joy on Demand lesen sollte

  • Depressed and anxious people everywhere
  • Workaholics, worriers and anyone who is unhappy
  • Aspiring spiritual souls

Meditation Bücher: Start Where You Are von Pema Chödrön

Start Where You Are

Pema Chödrön
A Guide to Compassionate Living
4.4 (174 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Start Where You Are?

Start Where You Are (1994) is an enlightening guide to opening up your heart and mind and learning to feel happier in your skin. Discover the practices that bring calm and serenity to Buddhist monks and nuns, as well as the philosophy that puts people on the path to nirvana. This isn’t advice about what incense and candles to buy; it shows you how to look deep within yourself to confront your demons and find strength in your weaknesses.

Wer Start Where You Are lesen sollte

  • Spiritual people interested in Buddhism and meditation
  • Anyone who wants fewer regrets and fears
  • Those struggling with anger management

Meditation Bücher: Mindfulness von Mark Williams and Danny Penman


Mark Williams and Danny Penman
An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
4.5 (217 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Mindfulness?

Mindfulness (2011) guides readers through eight weeks of meditation specially designed to bring greater peace of mind. The result of a collaboration between a biochemist and a clinical psychologist, this is a scientifically-grounded course that paves the way to greater mental well-being while busting plenty of myths along the way.

Wer Mindfulness lesen sollte

  • Anyone looking for an oasis of calm in today’s hectic world
  • Rational thinkers who have been put off by the spiritual associations of mindfulness
  • Readers interested in the life of the mind

Meditation Bücher: Advice Not Given von Mark Epstein

Advice Not Given

Mark Epstein
A Guide to Getting Over Yourself
4.3 (83 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Advice Not Given?

Advice Not Given (2018) provides a fresh perspective on the practice of meditation from author Mark Epstein, an experienced psychiatrist who can attest to its therapeutic benefits. Epstein provides newcomers with a practical approach to meditation as he dispels the common misconceptions about the practice while offering clinical examples of how helpful it can be to our mental health.

Wer Advice Not Given lesen sollte

  • Meditation newcomers
  • Students of mental health
  • Anyone interested in Buddhism

Meditation Bücher: Aware von Daniel J. Siegel


Daniel J. Siegel
The Science and Practice of Presence
4.6 (224 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Aware?

Aware (2018) is a no-nonsense, empirically-grounded look at a discipline traditionally more closely associated with monks than medical practitioners: meditation. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, practicing psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel shows that mindfulness is far more than the latest lifestyle hack – it benefits your mental and physical health. The added bonus? It’ll also make your experience of life more meaningful, joyous and profound!

Wer Aware lesen sollte

  • Psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Meditators
  • The harried and stressed

Meditation Bücher: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics von Dan Harris, Jeff Warren and Carlye Adler

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Dan Harris, Jeff Warren and Carlye Adler
A 10% Happier How-To-Book
4.4 (158 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics?

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (2017) is a down-to-earth beginner’s guide to meditation – especially for those skeptics among us who think that meditation is a lot of new age hooey. Dan Harris presents readers with a firsthand account of how even people with restless minds and no time to spare can start experiencing the scientifically proven benefits of meditation.

Wer Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics lesen sollte

  • Professionals seeking serenity
  • Anyone pursuing happiness
  • Amateur meditators

Meditation Bücher: Altered Traits von Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

Altered Traits

Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
4.7 (227 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Altered Traits?

Altered Traits (2017) takes an empirical look at the art of meditation and details the benefits it has on our mental well-being. It also looks at different types of meditation, as well as the effects of meditative practices on different groups, including experienced meditators, students and even a yogi.

Wer Altered Traits lesen sollte

  • People who need a reason to start meditating
  • Meditation skeptics
  • Those who value self-improvement and self-care

Meditation Bücher: Fully Present von Susan L. Smalley and Diana Winston

Fully Present

Susan L. Smalley and Diana Winston
The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness
4.5 (183 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Fully Present?

Fully Present (2010) is a hands-on guide to mindfulness, full of actionable tips to help you put the ancient practice into use today. Based on the expertise of two of today’s leading mindfulness researchers, these blinks guide you through both the science and the art of meditation, showing you how to integrate it into your everyday life and start transforming mundane activities into rich experiences.

Wer Fully Present lesen sollte

  • Mindfulness practitioners
  • Stressed-out workaholics
  • Psychologists and coaches

Meditation Bücher: The Miracle of Mindfulness von Thich Nhat Hanh

The Miracle of Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
4.6 (606 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Miracle of Mindfulness?

The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) explains how practicing the ancient Buddhist art of mindfulness can help improve our well-being and our lives. Using typical examples from our daily life, these blinks demonstrate how we can all get more from the present, and start to appreciate the miracle of life again.

Wer The Miracle of Mindfulness lesen sollte

  • Anyone wanting tips on how to de-stress
  • Those looking for an insight into Buddhism
  • Deep thinkers searching for a fresh perspective on the nature of life

Meditation Bücher: donothing von Rob Dubé


Rob Dubé
The most rewarding leadership challenge you'll ever take
4.2 (102 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in donothing?

donothing (2018) offers executives and business leaders a first-hand account of how a regular meditation practice can bring priceless rewards to their business and personal lives. In addition to drawing from his experiences, as well as those of other successful leaders, author Rob Dubé provides scientific evidence of how lives and businesses can be enriched by meditation. Newcomers will find tips on how to start their own practice and what to expect at meditation retreats.

Wer donothing lesen sollte

  • Managers and executives looking to improve their leadership skills
  • Anyone curious about meditation and its benefits
  • Professionals looking for a rewarding challenge

Meditation Bücher: A Monk's Guide to Happiness von Gelong Thubten

A Monk's Guide to Happiness

Gelong Thubten
Meditation in the 21st Century
4.7 (967 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Monk's Guide to Happiness?

A Monk’s Guide to Happiness (2019) provides readers with a philosophically insightful and practically useful manual on how to break free of suffering and achieve inner peace. Drawing from the author’s 25 years of training at Buddhist monasteries and intensive meditation retreats, the book distills more than two decades of hard-won wisdom.

Wer A Monk's Guide to Happiness lesen sollte

  • People who are sick and tired of the rat race
  • Social media users feeling exhausted by their Facebook and Instagram feeds 
  • Anyone wondering what the mindfulness fuss is all about

Meditation Bücher: Do Breathe von Michael Townsend Williams

Do Breathe

Michael Townsend Williams
Calm Your Mind. Find Focus. Get Stuff Done.
4.5 (395 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Do Breathe?

Do/Breathe (2015) is a calming antidote to the stressors of contemporary life, offering a simple guide to cultivating balance, honing focus, and learning to be present. Do/Breathe takes you right back to life’s basics – like breathing, eating, and sleeping – to show how adjusting fundamental practices, habits, and mindsets can produce positive, lasting change in your life. 

Wer Do Breathe lesen sollte

  • Busy professionals who never seem to reach the end of their to-do lists
  • Dreamers whose fear holds them back from chasing their goals
  • Multitaskers who want to juggle their roles and responsibilities without losing equilibrium

Meditation Bücher: The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology von Dominique Antiglio

The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology

Dominique Antiglio
Breathe and Connect with the Calm and Happy You
4.2 (101 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology?

The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology (2018) delves deep into the “gentle superpower” of sophrology, a unique healing practice that uses breathing techniques, meditation and creative visualization to relieve stress and enable you to manage the challenges of everyday life. Sophrology’s simple but powerful tools are adaptable to all lifestyles and schedules – just a few minutes of practice a day will guide you to improved health, happiness and well-being. 

Wer The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology lesen sollte

  • Sufferers of anxiety and stress 
  • Wellness seekers working through health issues
  • Parents who struggle with family demands

Meditation Bücher: Full Catastrophe Living von Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
4.7 (170 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Full Catastrophe Living?

Full Catastrophe Living (1990) doesn’t sugar-coat it: this is a book that acknowledges life can sometimes feel like one catastrophe after another. But while we might not be able to prevent life’s catastrophes, the way we respond to them is entirely within our control. An acknowledged classic in the mindful living genre, Full Catastrophe Living explains how life’s storms can be weathered through mindfulness.

Wer Full Catastrophe Living lesen sollte

  • Those struggling to cope with physical or emotional pain
  • People who struggle to deal with stress 
  • Anyone who just can’t seem to turn their mind off

Meditation Bücher: The Mindful Day von Laurie J. Cameron

The Mindful Day

Laurie J. Cameron
Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening
4.6 (289 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Mindful Day?

The Mindful Day (2018) explores the benefits of mindfulness and explains how it can be integrated into your everyday routine. Drawing on ancient techniques and cutting-edge psychological research, these blinks reveal how simple mindfulness practices can give your well-being, and your relationships, a boost. 

Wer The Mindful Day lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling stressed or overburdened
  • Psychology buffs looking for fresh insights
  • Mindfulness enthusiasts seeking a new angle

Meditation Bücher: I’ve Been Thinking von Maria Shriver

I’ve Been Thinking

Maria Shriver
Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
4.3 (92 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in I’ve Been Thinking?

I’ve Been Thinking (2018) is a collection of thoughts, quotes, and prayers to accompany you through daily life. Whether you’re young or old, religious or agnostic, have both feet on the ground or find yourself in a difficult place, it will inspire you to chart your own path to a meaningful life.

Wer I’ve Been Thinking lesen sollte

  • Workaholics and busybodies who need to catch their breath
  • Non-believers looking for spiritual guidance 
  • Anyone struggling with their faith, grief, or loss

Meditation Bücher: Neurodharma von Rick Hanson


Rick Hanson
New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness
4.4 (254 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Neurodharma?

Neurodharma (2020) offers a road map for achieving true happiness and fulfillment. Drawing on the ancient practices of Buddhism and modern neuroscience, author Rick Hanson outlines seven ways of being that can help you be more calm, compassionate, and present in the moment. He also gives practical tips and strategies for how to use meditation to improve overall well-being and effectiveness. 

Wer Neurodharma lesen sollte

  • Anyone wanting to cultivate inner peace and tranquility
  • Meditators seeking to expand their practice
  • People curious about the neurology behind our thoughts and emotions

Meditation Bücher: Radically Happy von Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon

Radically Happy

Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon
A User's Guide to the Mind
4.6 (370 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Radically Happy?

What’s it about?

Radically Happy (2018) is a practical yet personal guide to achieving true happiness. In it, timeless Eastern wisdom meets modern Western practicality as it teaches the keys to happiness according to a Tibetan Buddhist monk and a former Silicon Valley technologist. Packed with scientific insights and meditation exercises, it provides a toolkit for achieving a genuine, lasting sense of well-being. 

Wer Radically Happy lesen sollte

Who’s it for?

  • Skeptics who still need convincing about the benefits of meditation
  • Meditators who want to add new elements to their practice
  • Those tired of a fruitless search for true happiness

Meditation Bücher: The Art of Stopping Time von Pedram Shojai

The Art of Stopping Time

Pedram Shojai
Practical Mindfulness for Busy People
4.5 (981 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Stopping Time?

The Art of Stopping Time (2017) answers the questions on many of our minds these days: Where does all our time go? And how can we get it back? Fusing practical time-management principles with the philosophical ideas of mindfulness, author Pedram Shojai shows us how we can make the most of our limited time on Earth.

Wer The Art of Stopping Time lesen sollte

  • Busy people wishing they had more time
  • Meditation fans looking for more practical applications of mindfulness
  • Anyone who wants to make the most of their time

Meditation Bücher: Journey of Awakening von Ram Dass

Journey of Awakening

Ram Dass
A Meditator's Guidebook
4.7 (218 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Journey of Awakening?

Journey of Awakening (1978) is a guide to establishing and solidifying a personal meditation practice. Combining insights from many spiritual traditions, it outlines a path to self-realization through meditation – offering sage advice on how to stay the course through doubt, fear, and ego traps.

Wer Journey of Awakening lesen sollte

  • Spiritually curious thinkers who aren’t sure where to start
  • Stressed-out people looking for peace of mind
  • Anyone interested in meditation

Meditation Bücher: The Urban Monk von Pedram Shojai

The Urban Monk

Pedram Shojai
Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace
4.6 (106 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Urban Monk?

The Urban Monk (2016) is a field guide for how to navigate modern life with a more monk-like mentality. Drawing on Eastern spiritual traditions, contemporary science, and the lives of our ancestors, it’s packed full of practical tips on how we can integrate ancient wisdom into our modern lifestyles. It addresses a wide range of personal problems, including stress, unhealthy diets, and a lack of time, energy, and sense of purpose.

Wer The Urban Monk lesen sollte

  • Lifestyle hackers 
  • Those who suffer from stress and low energy
  • People interested in Eastern spiritual traditions

Meditation Bücher: The School of Life von Alain de Botton and The School of Life

The School of Life

Alain de Botton and The School of Life
An Emotional Education
4.6 (462 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The School of Life?

The School of Life (2019) provides a set of philosophical, yet practical, lessons on emotional intelligence, compiled from the real-life institution of the same name. Offering insights on relationships, work, and life itself, it gives us the wisdom we need to understand ourselves and others just a little bit better.

Wer The School of Life lesen sollte

  • Folks who’ve been struggling in life
  • People dealing with family or relationship issues
  • Anyone seeking emotional guidance

Meditation Bücher: Lovingkindness von Sharon Salzberg


Sharon Salzberg
The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
4.8 (420 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Lovingkindness?

Lovingkindness (1995) is a gentle guide to uncovering the profound meanings of love and happiness. With psychological insights and actionable meditations, it shows us how the Buddhist path to pursuing a liberated heart can help each of us tap into our inner radiant joy – allowing us to be kinder to ourselves and to others. 

Wer Lovingkindness lesen sollte

  • People who want to be kinder to themselves and others
  • Stressed individuals seeking to cultivate inner peace
  • Curious minds interested in exploring the tenets of Buddhism

Meditation Bücher: Stress Less, Accomplish More von Emily Fletcher

Stress Less, Accomplish More

Emily Fletcher
Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
4.5 (396 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Stress Less, Accomplish More?

Stress Less, Accomplish More (2019) shows how meditation can help busy people accomplish more in their fast-paced lives. In recent years, science has revealed what meditators have known for millennia: this simple tool can be practiced anytime and anywhere to relieve stress, gain mental clarity, and improve performance across your life.

Wer Stress Less, Accomplish More lesen sollte

  • High achievers looking to increase productivity
  • Frustrated meditators who want to establish a regular practice
  • Meditation skeptics eager to know what all the fuss is about

Meditation Bücher: Real Change von Sharon Salzberg

Real Change

Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
3.9 (241 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Real Change?

Real Change (2020) is a guide to building a better world through cultivating inner strength. This manual teaches how meditation and mindfulness are key to navigating the stresses and pressures of modern life.

Wer Real Change lesen sollte

  • Do-gooders burnt out from the struggle
  • Stressed caregivers looking for a break
  • Anyone interested in the benefits of meditation

Meditation Bücher: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant von Eric Jorgenson

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Eric Jorgenson
A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
4.6 (704 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Almanack of Naval Ravikant?

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (2020) condenses the wisdom of philosopher and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant into actionable, bite-sized chunks. Although he covers many topics, this collection of insights circles around two profound questions – how do you build wealth, and how do you find happiness? Ravikant’s answer? Both are skills that need to be practiced.

Wer The Almanack of Naval Ravikant lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters
  • Practical philosophers
  • Hard workers tired of the rat race

Meditation Bücher: Sovereign Self von Acharya Shunya

Sovereign Self

Acharya Shunya
Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
4.8 (402 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Sovereign Self?

Sovereign Self (2020) explores the Vedas. Revealed over 5,000 years ago, these texts are a cornerstone of Hinduism, Buddhism, and countless other religious traditions in the Indian subcontinent. Packed with spiritual insights, the Vedas revolve around a single central question: How to live in accordance with the true nature of reality? As you’ll discover in these blinks, the answer begins by discovering your own, true self. 

Wer Sovereign Self lesen sollte

  • Spiritual seekers
  • Open-minded atheists 
  • Self-improvers looking for new ideas

Meditation Bücher: Hyper-Learning von Edward D. Hess


Edward D. Hess
How to Adapt to the Speed of Change
4.3 (304 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Hyper-Learning?

Hyper-Learning (2020) shows you how to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which technology threatens to make many skills redundant. By adopting a growth mindset, becoming less egotistical, and learning to collaborate, you’ll be ready to face the future. 

Wer Hyper-Learning lesen sollte

  • Those looking to optimize their learning skills
  • Business leaders who want to harness innovation
  • Anyone worried about a future of enormous disruption and change

Meditation Bücher: Bliss More von Light Watkins

Bliss More

Light Watkins
How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying
4.4 (216 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Bliss More?

Bliss More (2018) outlines a radical and effortless approach to meditation. Whether you’ve found yourself restless while sitting on your pillow or more mindful of your backache than your oneness with the universe, this book outlines easy steps to help you find your meditative groove. 

Wer Bliss More lesen sollte

  • Restless meditators
  • Those looking for a new approach to mindfulness
  • Anyone hoping to bliss out a little more

Meditation Bücher: The No-Nonsense Meditation Book von Steven Laureys

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book

Steven Laureys
A Scientist’s Guide to the Power of Meditation
4.7 (526 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The No-Nonsense Meditation Book?

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book (2021) explores the science behind meditation. As the latest neuroscience research shows, you don’t have to be a monk in search of nirvana to reap the benefits of meditation. In fact, it’s a great solution to many distinctly modern problems like stress and chronic anxiety.

Wer The No-Nonsense Meditation Book lesen sollte

  • Natural worriers
  • Would-be meditators
  • Scientists

Meditation Bücher: The Art of Living von William Hart

The Art of Living

William Hart
Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S. N. Goenka
4.7 (380 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Living?

The Art of Living (1987) details the Vipassanā meditation principles set out by the famed Burmese-Indian teacher S. N. Goenka. As well as describing the techniques of Vipassanā meditation, it delves into the deeper philosophy of Buddhism.

Wer The Art of Living lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in meditation
  • Those seeking relief from anxiety, stress, and suffering
  • People curious about Buddhist thinking

Meditation Bücher: Meditation von Osho


The First and Last Freedom
4.3 (249 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Meditation?

Meditation (1988) provides a valuable overview of Osho meditations – an approach to meditation that emphasizes awareness and uses movement as a way of preparing the mind and body. It provides the basic principles behind Osho meditation, as well as a few foundational techniques to get you started.

Wer Meditation lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in meditation
  • Fans of the Wild Wild Country Netflix series
  • People looking to become more aware and more relaxed

Meditation Bücher: The 6 Phase Meditation Method von Vishen Lakhiani

The 6 Phase Meditation Method

Vishen Lakhiani
The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals, and Make Magic in Minutes a Day
4.6 (423 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The 6 Phase Meditation Method?

The 6 Phase Meditation Method (2022) is a ground-breaking transformational guide divided into six distinct phases. In as little as 20 minutes, you can reclaim your life and reap the many practical benefits of meditation.

Wer The 6 Phase Meditation Method lesen sollte

  • Failed meditation experimenters
  • Time-poor self-improvers
  • Mental-fitness geeks

Meditation Bücher: Autobiography of a Yogi von Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda
3.6 (67 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Autobiography of a Yogi?

Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) is a deeply spiritual yet light-hearted account of the life of India’s preeminent yoga emissary to the West. In this epic, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates his encounters with legendary gurus, swamis, saints, and astral beings that guided him toward the fulfillment of his mission to unite East and West under one God through the personal and scientific practice of Kriya Yoga.

Wer Autobiography of a Yogi lesen sollte

  • Yoga devotees trying to learn more about the author’s personal journey
  • People curious about yoga and the enchanting world of astral beings and their interactions with humans
  • People of faith seeking points of contact and dialogue with different world religions

Meditation Bücher: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It von Kamal Ravikant

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Kamal Ravikant
4.4 (738 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It?

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It (2020) is an uplifting and enlightening account of one man's journey to reclaim his life and destiny. It shares hard-won wisdom and unwavering commitment to self-love through a powerful combination of personal stories, practical advice, and an accessible meditation practice.

Wer Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It lesen sollte

  • Negative self-talkers
  • Anxious self-haters
  • Busy self-improvers

Meditation Bücher: Existential Kink von Carolyn Elliott

Existential Kink

Carolyn Elliott
Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power
4.0 (43 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Existential Kink?

Existential Kink (2020) invites you to transform your life by embracing your deepest desires and hidden shadows. Through a radical and intriguing journey, you'll discover the power of turning your “wrongness” into personal growth and self-acceptance. With the help of seven axioms and practical exercises, prepare to unleash your true potential and create positive change.

Wer Existential Kink lesen sollte

  • Spiritual explorers seeking personal growth
  • Fans of unconventional self-help methods
  • Individuals curious about shadow work

Meditation Bücher: The Daily Dad von Ryan Holiday

The Daily Dad

Ryan Holiday
366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids
4.7 (87 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Daily Dad?

The Daily Dad (2023) is a philosophical meditation on the roles and responsibilities of parents. Presented as short passages to be consumed one day at a time, it draws on the author’s experiences of fatherhood, as well as the writings of history's greatest thinkers – from Plato to Bruce Springsteen. Whether you’re an expecting new parent or already living with a full nest, this wisdom and practical advice is timeless and applicable to all.

Wer The Daily Dad lesen sollte

  • New parents looking to cultivate a healthy and productive mindset for the momentous task ahead of them
  • Seasoned parents who want to raise their kids with the bigger picture in mind
  • Teachers, mentors, and other carers craving the best for their children’s future

Meditation Bücher: Peak Mind von Amishi Jha

Peak Mind

Amishi Jha
Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, 12 Minutes a Day
4.6 (674 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Peak Mind?

Peak Mind (2021) provides a cutting-edge overview of the science of attention – looking at the various ways your mind focuses and pays attention, as well as the factors that cause our mental vigilance to lapse and weaken over time. What’s more, it lays out a simple, easy-to-follow regimen to keep your mind in tip-top shape – even as you deal with the ups and downs of life.

Wer Peak Mind lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the frontiers of neuroscience
  • Distractible procrastinators trying to find their focus
  • Mindfulness skeptics interested in the science underpinning the practice

Meditation Bücher: Abundance von Deepak Chopra


Deepak Chopra
The Inner Path to Wealth
4.5 (402 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Abundance?

Abundance (2022) offers a new way of releasing you from a life of lack and scarcity. By using its meditation techniques, you can transform your life from one dogged by limitations into one where you want for nothing.

Wer Abundance lesen sollte

  • Seekers of fulfillment wanting to live their best lives
  • Ambitious dreamers wishing to transform goals into reality
  • Yogis looking to take their practice to the next level

Meditation Bücher: The Highly Sensitive Person von Elaine N. Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine N. Aron
How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
4.2 (401 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Highly Sensitive Person?

The Highly Sensitive Person (1996) improves our understanding of that one-fifth of the population whose nervous systems pick up signals the average person can’t register. With greater self-awareness and society’s understanding, people with heightened sensitivity can flourish.

Wer The Highly Sensitive Person lesen sollte

  • Highly sensitive people
  • Parents of highly sensitive children
  • Friends, colleagues, and anyone trying to understand a highly sensitive person

Meditation Bücher: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself von Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
4.6 (1.281 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself?

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012) shows you how to tap into your mind's unlimited potential and transform your life from the inside out. Get ready to break free from limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and become the master of your destiny.

Wer Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself lesen sollte

  • Aspiring mind benders
  • Change seekers
  • Wellness warriors

Meditation Bücher: Becoming Supernatural von Joe Dispenza

Becoming Supernatural

Joe Dispenza
How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
4.2 (560 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Becoming Supernatural?

Becoming Supernatural (2017) explores how everyday people can become supernatural. It references breakthrough studies, ongoing research, and incredible stories from regular people that show how anyone can create incredible mental and physical changes within themselves and others by connecting to the unseen energies of the world.

Wer Becoming Supernatural lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in intentionally improving their life
  • People searching for greater connection with the world
  • Those curious about how humans can directly access the quantum realm

Meditation Bücher: The Creative Act von Rick Rubin

The Creative Act

Rick Rubin
A Way of Being
4.6 (257 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Creative Act?

The Creative Act (2023) is a meditative manifesto about what it really means to be an artist. It contends that artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity – everyone is inherently creative. To access that creativity you just need to commit to a creative practice. By cultivating an awareness of the world around you and allowing yourself to make lots of mistakes, you’ll be able to revel in the creative process, instead of fearing it.

Wer The Creative Act lesen sollte

  • Music lovers looking for inspiration from a world-famous producer
  • Blocked creatives who want to get over their fears and start making cool stuff
  • Spiritual seekers who want to learn how to delight in the world around them

Meditation Bücher: The Art of Manifesting von Carolyn Boyes

The Art of Manifesting

Carolyn Boyes
Tap into the power of the universe to live your best life
4.5 (363 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Manifesting?

The Art of Manifesting (2023) is a handy guide to the practice of manifesting, or bringing the life you envision into reality. Packed with actionable advice and easy exercises, it shows how you can start to tune into the universe and transform your life. 

Wer The Art of Manifesting lesen sollte

  • Anyone looking to change their life
  • People curious about what manifesting is 
  • Those who know about manifesting and want to improve

Meditation Bücher: How to Be Your Own Therapist von Owen O'Kane

How to Be Your Own Therapist

Owen O'Kane
Boost Your Mood and Reduce Your Anxiety in 10 Minutes a Day
4.4 (190 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Be Your Own Therapist?

How to Be Your Own Therapist presents highly-effective techniques from evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Funny and humane, it outlines a simple self-therapy program to free you from unhelpful habits and tendencies, as well as daily check-in sessions that can be completed in as little as ten minutes.  

Wer How to Be Your Own Therapist lesen sollte

  • People wishing to learn essential therapeutic techniques to improve their lives
  • Anyone curious about initiating a daily self-therapy practice
  • Those eager to overcome negative thought patterns and adopt healthier perspectives

Meditation Bücher: Enchantment von Katherine May


Katherine May
Re-awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
4.2 (43 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Enchantment?

Enchantment (2023) asks how – in a world of toxic social media, rolling news coverage, burnout, stress, and anxiety – we can spark feelings of wonder, magic, and miracle. It suggests that discovering a connection with nature and rekindling our connection to our own inner selves will awaken our ability to be enchanted by the world.

Wer Enchantment lesen sollte

  • Anxious scrollers who can’t seem to tear themselves from their newsfeeds
  • Burnt-out workers, parents, and carers who have lost their spark
  • Anyone who feels disconnected from nature and community

Meditation Bücher: Life in Five Senses von Gretchen Rubin

Life in Five Senses

Gretchen Rubin
How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World
4.3 (42 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Life in Five Senses?

Life in Five Senses (2023) is a meditation on how activating and exploring the five senses can lead to a richer, more meaningful engagement with life.

Wer Life in Five Senses lesen sollte

  • Burned-out workers feeling disconnected from the world around them
  • Sensualists who want to sink deeper into exploring sensory pleasures
  • Anyone who’d like to look closer, hear better, smell sharper, taste more, and touch with intention

Meditation Bücher: Real Life von Sharon Salzberg

Real Life

Sharon Salzberg
The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom
4.5 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Real Life?

Real Life (2023) is a guide to navigating life’s seasons with clarity and connection. While we all feel small and disconnected at times, we don’t have to remain stuck there. Drawing on a variety of voices, Real Life shares the possibility of a more expansive and aligned experience – even in the face of some of life’s most formidable challenges.

Wer Real Life lesen sollte

  • Anyone struggling with loneliness, grief, or trauma 
  • Individuals wanting to embrace greater freedom and joy
  • Longtime meditators seeking to deepen their practice

Meditation Bücher: Peace Is Every Step von Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace Is Every Step

Thich Nhat Hanh
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
4.4 (70 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Peace Is Every Step?

Peace Is Every Step (1990) offers profound and practical teachings on mindfulness in everyday life. It emphasizes the importance of being present in each moment, transforming negative emotions, cultivating awareness, and fostering compassion and understanding.

Wer Peace Is Every Step lesen sollte

  • Those interested in mindfulness 
  • Meditators who wish to deepen their practice
  • Anyone looking for greater happiness and fulfillment

Meditation Bücher: Be Water, My Friend von Shannon Lee

Be Water, My Friend

Shannon Lee
The True Teachings of Bruce Lee
4.6 (373 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Be Water, My Friend?

Be Water, My Friend (2020) is part inspirational guide, part intimate memoir, centered on Bruce Lee’s “Be water” philosophy. Drawing on Lee’s deep relationship with the element and his lifelong martial arts practice, it offers simple yet profound teachings on self-actualization. 

Wer Be Water, My Friend lesen sollte

  • Die-hard Bruce Lee fans 
  • Those pursuing personal growth and self-actualization 
  • Anyone interested in Eastern philosophies

Meditation Bücher: Yoga Nidra Made Easy von Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli

Yoga Nidra Made Easy

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli
Deep Relaxation Practices to Improve Sleep, Relieve Stress and Boost Energy and Creativity
4.2 (9 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Yoga Nidra Made Easy?

Yoga Nidra Made Easy (2022) explores the roots and techniques of the practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep. This practice of meditation exploring the hypnagogic state between wakefulness and sleep boasts an impressive list of verified benefits, from stress relief and better sleep to boosting critical thinking, self-reflection, and creativity.

Wer Yoga Nidra Made Easy lesen sollte

  • Anyone who is looking for an easy meditation practice – no guru required
  • Those looking for better sleep, stress relief, or personal insight
  • Yoga or fitness fans looking for more mind-body connection  

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