IMP Resources

IMP is made up of a diverse membership of psychotherapists who include meditation in their lives and practices. To contribute to our resources, please visit our Membership page and become a member.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in the current world. The center’s purpose is to encourage the integration of study and practice, and to investigate the relationship between scholarly understanding and meditative insight. It encourages engagement with the tradition in a spirit of genuine inquiry.

Newton Community Education

NCE offers to the Greater Newton community a series of talks by leading practitioners and teachers of Mindfulness. Each speaker will talk about their personal journey and the insights they have gained through the practice of mindfulness meditation. Please click on the link above for a schedule of this season’s talks.

Boston Shambhala Center

Located in Brookline, Massachusetts, the Boston Shambhala Center is part of an international community of meditation centers led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Free meditation instruction is available as well as daily sittings, frequent dharma talks, a wide variety of classes, and many weekend programs.

Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CIMC is a non-residential urban center for the teaching and practice of insight meditation. CIMC’s programs and facilities are designed to provide a strong foundation for daily practice. Programs includes daily sittings, weekly dharma talks, ongoing classes and practice groups, teacher interviews, and a variety of weekend meditation retreats.

Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Our affiliate organization in Los Angeles, the Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy is a non-profit organization committed to exploring and teaching the practice of mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy. The Center was founded by Concetta Alfano, Trudy Goodman, and Marjorie Schuman, each an accomplished psychotherapist with extensive experience in meditation. The Center offers training to psychotherapists through workshops, retreats, conferences and special programs, and is an accredited continuing education provider.

Dharma Seed Archive

Preserves the oral tradition of contemporary dharma teaching by taping talks and instructions given by teachers at various retreat centers around the country, and supports the daily practice of students everywhere by making these tapes and other materials inexpensively available to all.

Insight LA

Insight LA is a Buddhist meditation center founded by Trudy Goodman, EdM, LMFT in Los Angeles, California. Trudy is a founding member and the Guiding Teacher of IMP. She studied Vipassana meditation with Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and many others since 1975. In 1974, Trudy ordained as a lay Zen Buddhist with Zen Master Dae Soen Sa Nim. She practiced Zen with Maurine Stuart Roshi until Maurine’s death. Trudy was a resident teacher at the Cambridge Buddhist Association for many years. After 20 years of teaching meditation, Trudy now leads the Family Retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, teaches at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and nationwide. She is part of the Spirit Rock teacher training collective, with Jack Kornfield, and is available for private consultation and counseling for individuals, couples, and groups.

Insight Meditation Society

The Insight Meditation Society was founded in 1975 as a nonprofit organization to provide an environment conducive to the practice of vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) meditation, and to preserve the essential Buddhist teachings of liberation. IMS now operates two retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and The Forest Refuge, which are set on 160 secluded wooded acres in the quiet country of central Massachusetts.

Karmê Chöling Buddhist Meditation Center

Located in northeast Vermont on more than 600 acres of wooded hills, Karmê Chöling includes seven meditation halls, a zen archery range, a large organic garden, comfortable private guest rooms, and full dining facilities. It offers beginning instruction for those new to meditation, teachings in Tibetan Buddhism, programs in the contemplative arts, and visits from renowned teachers.

New England Educational Institute

New England Educational Institute is a not-for-profit organization that provides outstanding educational programs designed to meet the theoretical and practical needs of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals. Their programs are approved for continuing education credit for many different professions. NEEI is an ongoing sponsor of IMP offerings.

The Arlington Center

The Arlington Center is a place to practice self-renewal and personal transformation. Practices offered here include yoga, meditation, t’ai chi, chi kung, Pilates, dance, acupuncture, ayurveda, yogatherapy, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, holistic nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, personal coaching, hypnotherapy, and several forms of massage and bodywork. The Arlington Center also offers a diverse range of lectures and workshops, and is host to a number of IMP offerings. The director of the Arlington Center, Chip Hartranft, is the author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary, which reinterprets that classic text from a mindfulness practice perspective.

An excellent bibliography of research can be found at the American Mindfulness Research Association. This is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness, including:

  • a database of research publications in the area of mindfulness
  • measurement tools to operationalize mindfulness
  • interventions incorporating mindfulness techniques
  • universities and centers conducting mindfulness research

Articles from IMP Board and Members:
A group of Boston-based meditation researchers in collaboration with Andrew Olendzki, PhD. wrote an opinion article about equanimity from a Buddhist and psychological perspective. We discuss how it is different from mindfulness, and how it is related but different from various psychological constructs (acceptance, de-centering, etc). First online in the journal Mindfulness on 21 January 2014; reprinted April 2015, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 356-372.


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Napthali, S.(2003) Buddhism for mothers: A calm approach to caring for yourself and your children. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin Pty.


Christensen, A., & Jacobson, N. (2000). Reconcilable differences. New York: Guilford Press.

Cohen, G. (2008). Storms can’t hurt the sky: A Buddhist path through divorce. Phila., PA: Perseus Books.

Fisher, R. (2002). Experiential psychotherapy with couples: A guide for the creative pragmatist. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen.

Jacobson, N. & Christensen, A. (1996). Acceptance and change in couple therapy: A therapist’s guide to transforming relationships. New York: Norton.

Walser, R. & Westrup, D. (2008). The mindful couple: How acceptance and mindfulness can lead you to the love you want. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.


Dalai Lama, & Cutler, H. (1998). The art of happiness. New York: Riverhead Books.

Levine, M. (2000). The positive psychology of Buddhism and yoga: Paths to mature happiness. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The how of happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want. New York: Penguin Press.

Wallace, B.A. (2005). Genuine happiness: Meditation as the path to fulfillment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

Wicks, R. (2008). The resilient clinician. New York: Oxford University Press.


Boorstein, S. (2002). Pay attention, for goodness’ sake: Practicing the perfections of the heart—the Buddhist path of kindness. New York: Ballantine Books.

Brach, T. (2003). Radical acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam Dell.

Brown, B. (1999). Soul without shame: A guide to liberating yourself from the judge within. Boston: Shambala.

Chodron, P. (2001). Tonglen: the path of transformation. Halifax, NS: Vajradhatu Publications.

Chodron, P. (2000). When things fall apart. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Chodron, P. (2001). The wisdom of no escape and the path of loving-kindness. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

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Davidson, R., & Harrington, A. (2002). Visions of compassion: Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, P. (2005). Compassion: Conceptualisations, research and use in psychotherapy. London: Routledge.

Glaser, A. (2005). A call to compassion: Bringing Buddhist practices of the heart into the soul of psychology. Berwick, ME: Nicloas-Hays.

Hopkins, J. (2001). Cultivating compassion. New York: Broadway Books.

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Arpaia, J. & Rapgay, L. (2008). Real meditation in minutes a day. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

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This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. Leading practitioners in the field present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises.

New to This Edition

*Earn CE’s through The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge 

*Incorporates significant empirical advances–mindfulness has become one of the most-researched areas in psychotherapy.
*Most chapters extensively revised or rewritten.
*Chapters on practical ethics, trauma, and addictions.
*Greater emphasis on the role of acceptance and compassion in mindfulness. Read More.


Bankart, C.P. (2006). Freeing the angry mind: How men can use mindfulness and reason to save their lives and relationships. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Dalai Lama (1997). Healing anger: the power of patience from a Buddhist perspective. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.

Eifert, G., McKay, M., & Forsyth, J. (2006). ACT on life not on anger. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Eifert, G., Mckay, M., & Forsyth, J. (2006). ACT on life not on anger: The new acceptance and commitment therapy guide to problem anger. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.


Bankart, P. (2006). Freeing the angry mind: How men can use mindfulness and reason to save their lives and relationships. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Brantley, J. (2003). Calming your anxious mind. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Eifert, G. & Forsyth, J. (2005). Acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety disorders. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Forsyth, J. & Eifert, G. (2007). The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for anxiety. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Grayson, J. (2003). Freedom from obsessive-compulsive disorder: A personalized recovery program for living with uncertainty. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

Lejeune, C. (2007). The worry trap. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Presss.

Orsillo, S & Roemer, L (Eds.) (2005). Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment. New York: Springer.

Walser, R. & Westrup, D. Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma-related problems: A practitioner’s guide to using mindfulness and acceptance strategies. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.


Martin, J. (1999). The Zen path through depression. New York: HarperCollins.

McQuaid, J., & Carmona, P. (2004). Peaceful mind: using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral psychology to overcome depression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Segal, Z., Williams, J., & Teasdale, J. (2002). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: A new approach to preventing relapse. New York: Guilford Press.

Williams, M., Teasdale, J., Segal, Z., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The mindful way through depression. New York: The Guilford Press.

Zettle, R. (2006). ACT for depression: A clinician’s guide to using acceptance and commitment therapy in treating depression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.


Heffner, M. & Eifert, G. (2008). The anorexia workbook: How to reclaim yourself, heal your suffering and crclaim your life. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.


Alexander, W. (1997). Cool water: Alcoholism, mindfulness and ordinary recovery. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Bien, T., & Bien, B. (2002). Mindful recovery: A spiritual path to healing from addiction. New York: John Wiley.


Dahl, J., Wilson, K., Luciano, C. & Hayes, S. (2005). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain.Oakland, CA: New harbinger Press.

Halifax, J. (2008). Being with dying: Cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death. Boston: Shambhala Press.

Kumar, S. (2005). Grieving mindfully: A compassionate and spiritual guide to coping with loss. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Siegel, R. D., Urdang, M., & Johnson, D. (2001). Back sense: A revolutionary approach to halting the cycle of back pain. New York: Broadway Books.


Baer, R. (Ed.) (2006). Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinician’s guide to evidence base and applications. Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

Bennett-Goleman, T. (2001). Emotional alchemy. New York: Harmony Books.

Benson, H., & Klipper, M. (2000). The relaxation response. New York: Avon Books.

Bien, T. (2006). Mindful therapy. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Brazier, D. (1995). Zen therapy. New York: John Wiley.

Didonna, F. (2008). Clinical handbook of mindfulness. London: Springer Publications.

Fishman, B. (2002). Emotional healing through mindfulness meditation. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

Germer, C., Siegel, R., & Fulton, P. (Eds.) (2005). Mindfulness and psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Greenspan, M. (2004). Healing through the dark emotions. Boston: Shambhala.

Kurtz, R. (1990). Body-centered psychotherapy: The Hakomi method. Mendocino, CA: LifeRhythm.

Mace, C. (2008). Mindfulness and mental health. London: Routledge.

Mruk, C. & Hartzell, J. (2003). Zen and psychotherapy: Integrating traditional and nontraditional approaches. New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Roemer, L. & Orsillo, S. (2008). Mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral therapies in practice. New York: Guilford Press.

Unno, M. (Ed.) (2006). Buddhism and psychotherapy across cultures. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Wallin, D. (2007). Attachment in psychotherapy. New York: The Guilford Press.

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