Practice books

These books are useful and/or inspiring in supporting integrative practice, either at individual or at social level.

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull (2014)

A moulding together of autobiographical elements and the history of Pixar animation with an explanation of an approach to managing organisations that in many ways exemplifies the Middle Way. Written by the president of Pixar, who is also a member of the society.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion* by Marshall B Rosenberg (2002)

This provides a practical introduction to non-violent communication: a mediation technique that focuses on getting conflicting people to recognise each other’s needs and avoid the rhetorical language of blame.

Focusing: How to Gain Direct Access to your Body’s Knowledge* by Eugene T. Gendlin (2003)

A practical introduction to the technique of focusing developed by Gendlin, which directly applies the embodied meaning thesis to help us in gaining understanding of repressed feelings.

Meditation: The Buddhist Way of Tranquillity and Insight* by Kamalashila (1992)

A highly recommended, fairly comprehensive manual on meditation as it has developed in the Buddhist tradition interpreted by Triratna.

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