Resources

Coloring Pages

Download and print these free 
coloring pages to help practice mindfulness, to help promote joy, present moment awareness, attention, and emotional control. Coloring is just one method that helps practice mindfulness in a fun and enjoyable way. All designs are original artwork, designed exclusively for Meditate KC by artist Hannah Brown.  

Choose any or all of the following designs:

Inspire 
Love
Focus

Meditation Articles 

As we discover articles that may help you on your meditation journey, we will post them on this free resources page. You will likely find articles about types of meditation (e.g. mindfulness, gratitude, mantra, tonglen, metta), starting a daily meditation practice, postures, the latest science about meditation, and more. 

Anxiety: Why We Have It And What to Do About It (Video)
7 Easy Steps to Starting a Daily Meditation Practice (Downloadable Workbook)
How a Lack of Gratitude Kills Relationships
How to Keep Your Brain Fit as You Get Older

The Neuroscience Behind Gratitude 
What is Mindfulness (Video)
You Can't Believe Everything You Think

 
Podcasts

For those of you who want to take your practice deeper, we have compiled a short list of podcasts and similar types of audio resources. The following resources are from meditation champions, educators and teachers may be of interest to you.

Dan Harris (Journalist and Author of Ten Percent Happier)
Davidji (Creator of the Original 21-Day Meditation Challenge) 
Deepak Chopra (Pioneer of Mind, Body Medicine)
Jack Kornfield Dharma Talks  (Ph.D, Former Buddhist monk, and Author) 
Jon Kabbat Zinn (Ph.D, Mindfulness Educator, Teacher and Author)
Pema Chodron Videos (Buddhist Nun, Director of Gampo Abbey)
Tara Brach (Ph.D, Meditation Educator, Teacher, Author)

 

Recommended Reading Book List

Mindfulness

1. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn 
2. Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn
3. The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh 

Metta (lovingkindness)

1. The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion – Sharon Salzberg
2. Lovingkindness, The Revolutionary Art of Happiness – Sharon Salzberg

General Meditation

1. How to Meditate – Pema Chodron
2. Meditation for Beginners – Jack Kornfield
3. 10% Happier – Dan Harris
4. Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation -- davidji