Reading List – The Broad Place

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I read ferociously and adore knowledge in all its 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) CLICK TO BUY

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