Many people ask about how to time their meditation. There are many timers on the market, and many smartphone apps that will work. Here are some examples:

Physical Timers

Sage Meditation Timer
Reiki Meditation Timer
Enso Pearl

and many others you can find using Google and the words “meditation timers.”


If you have a smartphone, there are hundreds of apps that can be used for timers, including these two for an iPhone:

or these for an Android phone:

Finally, InsightLA has an iPhone app that will keep you up to date on classes, audio talks and also has a meditation timer. You can find that here: InsightLA iPhone App


“Mindfulness for Beginners- Reclaiming the Present Moment- and Your Life”, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Making Space- Creating a Home Meditation Practice” by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The Miracle of Mindfulness- A Manual on Meditation” by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Wherever you Go There You Are”, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
This “secular” book was written to accompany the MBSR class, created by Jon. It is very well written, and breaks practice down into clear categories.

“Buddha’s Brain- The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom”  by Rick Hansen

“Faith” by Sharon Salzberg
Sharon has a brilliant way of speaking personally and simply about how this practice can unfold in your life, as it did for her.

“Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg
A 28-Day Course outlined in a concise book, with audio CD of guided meditations

“Lovingkindness- The Revolutionary Art of Happiness”, by Sharon Salzberg

“A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield

“Dancing with Life”, by Phillip Moffitt


“Everyday Blessings” by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Parenting from the Insight Out”, by Dan Siegel