CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

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THE BOOK OF HOPE

Complied by Jonny Benjamin and Britt Pflüger, 2021

This best-selling book is a collection of 101 stories from influential voices in mental health. Vidyamala joins the ranks of Dame Kelly Holmes, Sissay Lemn and Joe Wicks to tell her inspiring story of human strength and resilience.

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NO BRAINER: IT’S ALL IN THE MIND

By Ruby Wax, 2019

Audio book from best-selling author and comedian. Ruby Wax speaks to her heroes - the brain scientists, mindfulness experts in the UK and America - to learn more about why we get stressed, how we feel pain, what makes us addicted. Ruby seeks out Vidyamala to share her expertise on how mindfulness can be used to manage chronic pain.

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MEDITATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Edited by Michael A. West, 2016


A comprehensive analysis, written by researchers and long-time meditators, that explores ways in which meditation can profoundly enrich the human experience. Vidyamala’s chapter, Meditation and the Management of Pain, introduces her pioneering programme and approach to managing pain and illness with mindfulness and compassion. 

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THE MINDFULNESS REVOLUTION
Edited by Barry Boyce, 2011 


A collection of the best writing from leading figures in the field on what mindfulness is, why we should practice it, and how to apply it in daily life. Vidyamala contributes a section on mindfulness, health and healing alongside contributors Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Siegel MD and Daniel Goleman.

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CHALLENGING TIMES: STORIES OF BUDDHIST PRACTICE WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH

Edited by Vishvapani, 2006


A collection of stories of courage and hard-earned wisdom that show how one can find joy, forgiveness, and compassion in extreme circumstances through Buddhist practice. Vidyamala’s chapter, under  ‘When the Body Fails’, details her account of personal transformation.