There are many books and talks available for those wishing to learn more about Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Following is a short list of classic texts that we recommend:

Introductory Insight Meditation Texts

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Guanaratana

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield

A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

Lovingkindness – The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Dhammapada translation by Gil Fronsdale

Finding the Missing Peace by Ajahn Amaro, freely available at:

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere by Ayya Khema

Additional Insight Meditation Texts

The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Gunaratana

Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffitt

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein

Teachings of the Buddha edited by Jack Kornfield

In the Buddha’s Words, An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Insight Meditation – The Practice of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein

Insight Meditation by Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein

The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg

Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditation by Guy Armstrong

Food for the Heart ~ teachings of Ajahn Chah

Satipatthana Sutta The Direct Path to Realization by Analyo

Dipa Ma by Amy Schmidt

In the Buddha’s Words, An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Children’s Insight Meditation Books

Under the Bodhi Tree a Story of the Buddha by Deborah Hopokinson

Alphabreaths The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard and Daniel Rechtschaffen

The Peaceful Piggy Meditation series, the Moody Cow Meditates series and the Pigs Over Colorado series by Kerry Lee MacLean

You can also search topics on and many talks are available on-line at Should you make use of these wonderful resources, please express your gratitude through dana.

Video Lending Library

If you could not attend one of our movie nights or would like to view a movie again, we have a video lending library. On Wednesday evenings (when we are meeting in-person) there is a box of videos available for check out. A sign-out sheet is in the box, please make sure to note your movie, your name and contact info. We ask that you check out one movie at a time and for one week at a time. If you have movies that are relevant to our path, and you’d like to donate them, your generosity is much appreciated.

Silent Retreats

Silent meditation retreats are an integral component of Insight Meditation. The following centers offer year round retreats and are recommended:

Southern Dharma
Insight Meditation Community of DC​
​Insight Meditation Society

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Additional Resources

Guest Speakers

Click on the underlined name to hear the talk.​​

Phillip Moffitt, October 17, 2014:  Talk does not include silent meditation period​​.  Also, it may take a few minutes for the talk to load.

Ven. Kusuma, April 16, 2014:  Unedited.​​

David Chernikoff, April 29, 2016:  Unedited.​​  Additional talks by David are available at