Recommended Reading – The Broad Place
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Recommended Reading

I read ferociously and adore knowledge in all it’s forms. The Vedic view on knowledge is that it has many flavours and there is no ‘direct path’. So here is my mish mashed list of recommended reading with many categories. These are books I have personally read and have shifted or upgraded my thinking, or I am currently reading it, and I think will be of benefit to you. I will update as I read, so stay linked to it!

We have a lot of these books for sale at our studio, so next time you’re in feel free to potter around and take a look.

Jac x


The Mahabharata by Ramesh Menon (highly recommended)
The Ramayana by Ramesh Menon
Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn (highly recommended)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad Gita; A New Translation and Commentary Chapters 1-6
Polishing The Mirror by Ram Dass
Be Here Now by Ram Dass (highly recommended)
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
Become What You Are by Alan Watts
Super Brain by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Upanishads by Easwaran
Meditations by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra (highly recommended)
Transcending The Levels of Consciousness by David Hawkins
Who Would You Be Without Your Story by Byron Katie (highly recommended)
Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana
How To Cook Your Life by Dogen Zenji
The Space Within by Michael Neill (highly recommended)
The Inside Out Revolution by Michael Neill (highly recommended)
The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer (highly recommended)


Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra (highly recommended)
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr Claudia Welch (highly recommended)
Ayurveda; A Life Of Balance by Maya Triwari (highly recommended)
Ayurveda; Secrets Of Healing by Maya Triwari
Womens Power to Heal by Maya Triwari
Ayurveda The Science of Healing by Dr V. Lad
Ayurveda and The Mind by Dr David Frawley
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Conscious Eating by Gabriel Couzens
Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
Jiva Mukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life
The Macrobiotic Way by Michio Kushi
The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David (highly recommended)


Mothers Mind Cleanse by Jacqui Lewis of The Broad Place (highly recommended)
Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Perfect Health for Kids by John Douillard
Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn


A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Making the Impossible Possible by Bill Strickland (VERY highly recommended)
Predatory Thinking by Dave Trott
Rethink; The Way You Live by Amanda Talbot
The Dip by Seth Godin
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (highly recommended)
Surrender by Joshua Yeldham (highly recommended)
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer


Truck Nest; Under The Tree Nine Years In The Making by Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu (highly recommended)
Graceful by Seth Godin (e-book only) (highly recommended)
A Rishi’s Life by Deepak Chopra
The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton
Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton (highly recommended)
Thrive by Arianna Huffington
The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene Brown (highly recommended)
I Thought It Was Just Me But It Isn’t by Brene Brown
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (highly recommended)
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
Everyday Tao by Deng Ming-Dao
The Purpose of Life by Torkom Saraydarian
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron (highly recommended)
The Teachings of Tempu by H. E Davey
The Spirit of Zen; A Way Of Life, Work and Art in the Far East by Alan Watts
Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday (highly recommended)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (highly recommended)
Ilusions by Richard Bach (highly recommended)


Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Kitchen Diaries One and Two by Nigel Slater
Tender I and II by Nigel Slater
Real Food by Nigel Slater
Plenty by Yotam Ottelenghi
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottelenghi
The Japanese Grill by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Rose Bakery by Rose Carranini
Living Ahimsa Diet; Nourishing Love and Life by Maya Triwari


The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

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