Offices in Castro Valley & Pleasanton, CA

Resources for Mindfulness Students


Recommended Reading


Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius (New Harbinger, 2009)
Mindful Recovery, by Thomas Bein and Beverly Bein (Wiley, 2002)
Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana (Wisdom Publications, 1992)
Peace is Every Step, by Thich Nhat Hanh (Bantam Books, 1991)
Start Here Now, by Susan Piver (Shambala Publications, 2015)
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion,by Christopher Germer (Guilford Press, 2009)
The Mindful Way Through Depression, by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindal Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Guilford Press, 2007)
The Mindfulness Solution, by Ronald Siegel (Guilford Press, 2010)
Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Hyperion Books, 1994)


CDs & Audio Files All available at


Finding True Refuge and Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach
LovingKindness Meditation, a 3-CD set by Sharon Salzberg
Meditation for Beginners, a 2-CD set by Jack Kornfield (Director of Spirit Rock)
Opening the Heart and How to Meditate with Pema Chodron


Other Bay Area Classes & Groups

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Renee Burgard, LCSW, Los Altos:
Teaches at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Google, Apple

David Weinberg, Berkeley:
Classes in Berkeley, Orinda, and Walnut Creek

Reba Connell, LCSW, Oakland:
Also teaches Mindful Eating, Mindful Nutrition



Kaiser offers MBSR classes in some locations, which may be open to non-members



Meditation Centers


East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch Street
Redwood City, California 94062

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA 94973 Marin



Other Resources Around the Web


Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley:
Headspace meditation app for smart phones:
Mindful magazine/website:
The Wise Brain Bulletin:
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center:
UCSD Center for Mindfulness (where I trained):
UMass Center for Mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn):