What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond: A Selected Bibliography

November 30th, 2017

What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond shares mindfulness practices to help twenty-somethings learn to identify and accept powerful feelings and respond - not react - to stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. Yael Shy offers expert guidance on beginning a meditation practice and explores how to bring that practice to love, sex, social media, justice, and the ups and downs of everyday life. Yael Shy will discuss What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond Thursday 12/7, 6pm at the Co-Op.

Radical Dharma, by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah - Mentioned extensively in social justice section of my book: This book explores the connections between Buddhism and justice in a rich, thoughtful, delightful way. Powerful and important!

The Way of Tenderness, by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel - This book is required reading for anyone finding their way to Zen who wants an openhearted, thoughtful approach to topics like race, gender, sexuality and love. Written in rich and poetic language, it's impossible not to be moved by this book.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, by Mark Epstein - One of the most meaningful books to me at the start of my meditation journey. All of Mark Epstein's books blend psychology and Buddhism with an accessibility that makes them delightful to read.

Sit, Walk, Don't Talk, by Jennifer Howd - A new favorite! For anyone who is considering going on a meditation retreat. Howd's story is funny, honest, vulnerable and SO helpful in describing the difficulties and the rewards of the practice.

About Yael Shy: Yael Shy is the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU (the largest campus-wide meditation initiative in the country) and the Senior Director of the Center for Global Spiritual Life at New York University. She leads meditation workshops, classes, and retreats around the country and the world and teaches weekly at MindfulNYU and at the meditation studio MNDFL in NYC.

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