"The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace" by Jack Kornfield. Jack is one of the most beloved mindfulness teachers of the West. She is the teacher of Jen and Zeynep. In this poetic and short book, he speaks to our hearts with beautiful quotes and stories on forgiveness, lovingkindness and serenity.
"Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" by Kristin Neff. Kristin Neff is one of the pioneers of research on self-compassion, as well as a mindfulness teacher. In this book, she sheds light on our harsh inner critics, and how to care for ourselves, in a simple, soft and extremely powerful way.
Mindfulness books I strongly recommend to more experienced practitioners:
“Awakening Together” by Larry Yang. A must-read for anyone who is looking to make mindfulness a multi-cultural, inclusive community practice.
“How To Be Sick” by Toni Bernhard. If you are looking to be inspired to take on or sustain a mindfulness practice, or one of your loved one’s is suffering from sickness, read Toni's amazing story of how she used her practice to find joy in a life full of chronic health problems with no cure.
“Say What You Mean" by Oren Jay Sofer. Sofer is considered to be one of the greatest teachers of mindful speech and communication. This is a great book that combines the NonViolent Communication framework with applied mindfulness.
Wellness books I strongly recommend:
"Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. A survivor of 4 concentration camps, renowned psychotherapist, the creator of Logo Therapy, Viktor Frankl explains to readers in this short and cherished book that the secret to a happy life is finding meaning in even the most hopeless circumstances.