summer recommendations to boost your meditation practice

Today is the last day to register for this 21 day free online meditation series, led by Deepak Chopra and Opra Winfrey.  These are guided mantra meditations in the vedic tradition, with a unifying theme, this one 'The Energy of Attraction'.  Very enjoyable.  There's no purchase required but you do need to give your email, and they are hoping you will buy the mp download once the trial is finished.  Here's the site:

Anything by Ram Dass.  If you get on their mailing list, you will also be invited to receive free streamings of his workshops in Hawaii.  They ask you to make a contribution to the Love Serve Remember foundation, but it's not required.  His guests include some formidable meditation teachers - Roshi Joan Halifax, Jack Kornfield, etc.  Here is the site:

Anything by Jack Kornfield, Buddhist meditation teacher.  I love his book, "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry", about spiritual practice and 'real life'.  He also has guided meditation recordings, and gives workshops.  Here's the site:

And my first teacher, Sally Kempton, in the yoga tradition, I highly recommend her book, "Awakening Shakti", particularly for women.  She outlines the stories and archetypal attributes of the goddesses in the Hindu tradition and gives mantras, journaling exercises and meditations to connect with those attributes in yourself.  Her website:

And that's all, folks!  Enjoy the summer!