Resources

 

Books

Secular Meditation book – An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning a wide perspective on meditation practice from a scientific and Humanist perspective.
* Rick Heller and Greg Epstein (2015), Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy – A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard: New World Library.

The science of meditation – To learn more about the science of meditation and how to practice more effectively, this is a great addition to your reading list.
* Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson (2017), Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body: Penguin Random House LLC.

Humanism – A fun introduction.
* Jennifer Hancock (2011), Jen Hancock’s Handy Humanism Handbook: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Humanism – A comprehensive guide.
* Roy Speckhardt (2015), Creating Change Through Humanism: Humanist Press.

Humanist documents

* Humanist Manifesto III: https://americanhumanist.org/what-is-humanism/manifesto3/

* Amsterdam Declaration of 2002: https://humanists.international/what-is-humanism/the-amsterdam-declaration/

* Affirmations of Humanism: https://secularhumanism.org/what-is-secular-humanism/affirmations-of-humanism/

Insight Meditation Timer

* https://insighttimer.com/

Medical studies

* https://nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation/overview.htm

* https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967

* https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1809754

* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055184/

* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23650531

Posture/sitting

* https://www.mindful.org/find-right-meditation-posture-body/

* https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/meditation-positions

* https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/postures-for-meditation/

* https://mindfulminutes.com/how-to-sit-for-meditation/