Getting Started

New to meditation? Want to learn more about Buddhist teachings? Curious about Buddhist texts?
 
Buddhist Life at Yale: Meditation Handbook

In-house publication introducing mindfulness and metta meditation practices (PDF)

 
 
Introduction to Buddhist meditation: 

Online introduction see Lion’s Roar magazine’s How to Meditate
Read The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdal
Available as a free PDF in multiple languages
For purchase via Amazon

 
Introduction to Buddhist teachings: 
Online introduction see Tricycle magazine’s Buddhism for Beginners

Read Voices of Insight, edited by Sharon Salzberg
Multiple print copies of both Issue at Hand and Voices of Insight are available in the Buddhist Shrine Room’s Lending Library during the academic year.

 
Recommended meditation apps/series:
Introduction to Buddhist texts:

Read In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Multiple print copies of In the Buddha’s Words are available in the Buddhist Shrine Room’s Lending Library during the academic year.

 
 
Self-compassion, lovingkindness, metta:
Read The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer

Guided meditations by Christopher Germer
Buddhist-grounded: Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg
Guided meditations with Tara Brach 
See also the work of Dr. Kristin Neff