Interested in exploring a secular approach to insight meditation?

Secular Buddhist Network – connecting individuals and communities interested in developing a secular understanding and practice of the dharma

One Mindful Breath – Wellington’s secular dharma practice community

Insight dialogue practice – bringing the tranquility and insight attained in meditation into your interactions with other people

Reflective meditation – a gentle and open approach in which the practitioner recollects what she or he experiences in meditation

Glossary – some of the key terms in making the practice vital



Wanting to meditate, or find out more about Buddhism? Here are some books you might like to get out of the library, or perhaps buy your own copy. If you buy a book from after clicking a link below, a small amount will be donated to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust.

A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

An End to Suffering by Pankaj Mishra

Awakening Joy by Shoshana Alexander & James Baraz

Basic Teachings of the Buddha by Glenn Wallis

Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist by Stephen Batchelor

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There by Wallace Chapman

Insight Dialogue by Gregory Kramer

Let Go: A buddhist guide to breaking free of habits by Martine Batchelor

Lovingkindness, the Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness & The Art of Urban Living by Adam Ford

Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The path of insight meditation by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

The Best of Inquiring Mind: 25 years of dharma, drama and uncommon insight edited by Wes Nisker & Barbara Gates

Unlearning Meditation by Jason Siff

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Woman Awake by Christina Feldman



Reimagining Community – an monthly email newsletter from Secular Buddhist Network, connecting secular Buddhists worldwide

Inquiring Mind – a donation supported, semiannual journal dedicated to the creative transmission of buddhadharma to the west, founded in 1983 and published each April and October, it was distributed to more than 30,000 people worldwide, with the April 2015 issue being the final one



Mindfulness at work – hints and suggestions for reducing work stress, a poster to put up at work, and at home

Dharmaseed – talks you can download and listen to, by teachers you can support with dana

Audiodharma – an archive of freely downloadable audio talks by Gil Fronsdal and guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center, Palo Alto, California, supported by donations

Talks by Tara Brach from the Insight Meditation Community of Washington