Book and Article Resources

  • Natalie Angier, Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop, The New York Times, August 18, 2009, at D2
  • Thurman W. Arnold, III, A Proposal for a Practical Conversation with Clients About Mindfulness in Shaping Their Divorce, Cutting Edge Law, May 18, 2009
  • James Austin, Zen Brain Reflections (MIT Press, 2006)
  • James Austin, Selfless Insight: Zen and the Meditative Transformations of Consciousness (MIT Press 2009)
  • Sharon Begley, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (Ballantine 2007)
  • Frank Jude Boccio, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body and Mind (Wisdom, 2004)
  • Bringing Peace into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution (Daniel Bowling & David Hoffman, eds. Jossey-Bass 2003)
  • Tara Brach, “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha” (Bantam, 2003)
  • Mark Epstein, Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective (Basic Books 1995)
  • Mark Epstein, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness (Broadway 1998)
  • Norman Fischer, For the Time Being, in The New York Times’ “Happy Days” blog, August 7, 2009
  • Clark Freshman, After Basic Mindfulness Meditation: External Mindfulness, Emotional Truthfulness, and Lie Detection in Dispute Resolution, 2006 J. Disp. Resol. 511 (2006)
  • Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (Shambhala, 1994)
  • Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ (Bantam 1995)
  • Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence (Bantam 1998)
  • Daniel Goleman, Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them? (Bantam 2003)
  • Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships (Bantam 2006)
  • Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English (Wisdom 1992) (Recommended as a basic introduction.)
  • Charles R. Halpern, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom (BK Currents, 2008)
  • Angela Harris, Margaretta Lin & Jeff Selbin, From “The Art of War” to “Being Peace”: Mindfulness and Community Lawyering in a Neoliberal Age, 95 California Law Review 2073 (2007)
  • J. Patton Hyman, The Mindful Lawyer: Mindfulness Meditation and Law Practice, Vermont Bar Journal, Summer 2007, at 40
  • Phil Jackson & Hugh Delehanty, Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (Hyperion 1995)
  • Phil Jackson & Charley Rosen, More than a Game (2001)
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness (Delta 1990)
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness in Everyday Life (Hyperion 1994) (Highly recommended for basic introduction to mindfulness.)
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (Hyperion 2005)
  • Steven Keeva, Transforming Practices: Bringing Joy and Satisfaction to the Legal Life (Transaction Books, 1999) (Highly recommended for Lawyers.)
  • Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life (Bantam 1993)
  • Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (Bantam 2000)
  • Michael S. Krasner, MD, Ronald M. Epstein, MD, Howard Beckman, MD, Anthony L. Suchman, MD, MA, Benjamin Chapman, PhD, Christopher J. Mooney, MA & Timothy E. Quill, MD, Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians, 302 Journal of the American Medical Association 12 (Sept. 23/30, 2009).
  • The Dalai Lama & Paul Ekman, Emotional Awareness (Holt 2008)
  • Ellen Langer, Mindfulness (Addison-Wesley 1990)
  • Ellen Langer, The Power of Mindful Learning (Addison-Wesley 1997)
  • Matt Masich, Meditating Lawyer No Oxymoron, Law Week Colorado, August 3, 2009
  • Barry Nobel, Meditation and Mediation, 43 Family Court Review 295 (2005)
  • Scott R. Peppet, Can Saints Negotiate? A Brief Introduction to Problems of Imperfect Ethics in Bargaining, 7 Harvard Negotiation Law Review. 87 (2002)
  • Van M. Pounds, Promoting Truthfulness in Negotiation: A Mindful Approach, 40 Willamette L. Rev. 181 (2004)
  • Leonard L. Riskin, The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students and Lawyers and their Clients, 7 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 1-66 (2002) (the centerpiece of a Symposium on Mindfulness in Law and ADR)
    Click here for a webcast of the live symposium held at Harvard Law School in March 2002.
  • Leonard L. Riskin, Mindfulness: Foundational Training for Dispute Resolution, 54 Journal of Legal Education 79-91 (2004)
  • Leonard L. Riskin, Knowing Yourself: Mindfulness, in The Negotiator’s Fieldbook (Christopher Honeyman & Andrea K. Schneider, eds., ABA, 2006)
  • Leonard L. Riskin, Awareness in Lawyering: A Primer on Paying Attention, in THE AFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL: PRACTICING LAW AS A HEALING PROFESSION 447-71 (Marjorie Silver, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2007)
  • Leonard L. Riskin, Awareness and Ethics in Dispute Resolution and Law: Why Mindfulness Tends to Foster Ethical Behavior, 50 SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW 493-503 (2009)
  • Leonard L. Riskin, Annual Saltman Lecture at UNLV School of Law, Mar. 27, 2009) Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation, Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 10 (forthcoming 2010) (Centerpiece of a Symposium.)
  • Evan Rock, Note: Mindfulness Meditation, the Cultivation of Awareness, Mediator Neutrality, and the Possibility of Justice, 6 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 347 (2005)
  • Scott Rogers, Mindfulness for Law Students (Institute for Mindfulness Studies, 2009)
  • Scott Rogers, The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers (Institute for Mindfulness Studies, 2009)
  • Saki Santorelli, Heal Thy Self, Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine (Bell Tower, 1999)
  • Zindel V. Segal, J. Mark G. Williams & John D. Teasdale, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse (Guilford 2002)
  • Shauna Shapiro & Linda Carlson, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions (American Psychological Association 2009)
  • Daniel Siegel, The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton 2007)
  • Daniel Siegel, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam 2010)
  • Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide to Meditation Practice (Jean Smith, ed., Tricycle 1999)
  • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (New World Library 1999) (Highly recommended.)
  • Eckhart Tolle, The New Earth (Plume 2005)
  • Robert Wright, Self, Meditating, in The New York Times’ “Happy Days” blog, August 19, 2009.
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