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Who's Who & What's What in the Great Perfection

A handbook by Nigel Wellings

Foreword Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Mud Pie Books to be published 2022

This generously sized reader friendly handbook alphabetically lists the deities, teachers and the principle ideas that we first meet when we receive Dzogchen teachings. It also provides a time line for Indian and Tibetan Buddhism to give a sense of context, a small list of resources to continue study and an extensive word list that translates Tibetan phonetics into English. This classic dipping in book is much more than a simple glossary, it contains over 400 comprehensive sections.

"Nigel Wellings has laid out, in the form of a handbook, accurate explanations of terms, including historical information about the origin of certain teachings and biographies of major teachers."

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Present With Suffering

Being With The Things That Hurt 

Nigel Wellings and Elizabeth Wilde McCormick 

Foreword Henry Shukman

Confer  2021

"There is something about everything that makes it not quite satisfactory. Even things we really love are spoilt by not being quite enough or – the opposite – going on too long. People entering psychotherapy want to feel better – more authoritative, less anxious or depressed, more whole – and although it can help, an enormous amount of difficult and painful emotions continue to arise. After years and years of therapy many of us feel as mad as ever. There is no ‘happy ever after’. This all begs the question; what is the place of suffering in human experience and how best can we be with it?"

Why Can’t I Meditate?

How to Get Your Mindfulness Practice on Track

Nigel Wellings

Foreword Becca Crane

Bangor University

Piatkus 2015

Tarcher Perigee 2016


"I am very happy to finally see someone writing about why people can’t meditate. I’ve known Nigel for many years; he’s a sincere practitioner who has been thinking about how to untangle the blockages in the human mind for some time now. We had a lot of discussion together about the ideas presented here and I think his book will be very useful. It’s helpful to know the underlying causes of meditation problems - this book shows how to work with them.”

Tsoknyi Rinpoche


"Why Can't I Meditate? is, as far as I know, the first indepth and pragmatic analysis of a key issue that bedevils many people who undertake the practice of meditation. It is not at all uncommon for someone to encounter a deep resistance to meditation even though they are sincerely committed to it. Drawing on his many years experience as a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and Buddhist practitioner, Nigel Wellings explores this issue by combining first-hand reports of students as well as reflections from a number of Buddhist meditation teachers from various traditions and backgrounds. This important study is also an invaluable handbook that provides practical guidance and advice for anyone who strives to understand and overcome the obstacles that prevent meditation from becoming an integral part of one's life."

Stephen Batchelor, 

Buddhism without Beliefs and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Crossroads in Psychoanalysis, Buddhism

and Mindfulness

edited by Anthony Molino

Jason Aronson 2014

Contribution: With Buddha In Mind 

Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy in Practice

Nigel Wellings

"This book has so many riches - riches of Buddhism, of Buddhism as therapy, and of therapy as meditative quest, each affected by the other, becoming part of each other. The writings in this book take us to living places and provide much guidance about the ins and outs of experience."

Michael Eigen PhD

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Nothing To Lose, 

psychotherapy, mindfulness and living life

Nigel Wellings and Elizabeth Wilde McCormick 

Foreword Mark Epstein

Thoughts Without a Thinker.
Continuum 2006

“In sharing their insights gained from the long application of Buddhism and Western psychology, Nigel Wellings and Elizabeth McCormick have produced a rich and moving work that reflects an unflinching honesty about themselves and a deep commitment to the welfare of others.”

Stephen Batchelor,

Buddhism without Beliefs and 

Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy,

Theory and Practice

Edited by Nigel Wellings and Elizabeth Wilde McCormick. 

Foreword Prof. David Fontana

Sage Publications 2000


“In addition to proving timely, this book represents a milestone in the formalisation of transpersonal psychology . . . The book stands as a shining example of how psychotherapists can not only make their work comprehensible to readers, but can convince us of its ability to make a profound difference to the lives of both thier clients and of themselves.”

David Fontana, 

Visiting Professor of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University

Tara’s Colouring Book

Andy Weber and Nigel Wellings

Foreword Jonathan Landaw

Wisdom 1979

“Utterly beautiful.This is a wonderful book with beautiful images, it also has pages of very clear and helpful instructions...a gem to treasure.”

Tara’s Colouring Book

Second Edition

Andy Weber and Nigel Wellings

Foreword Jonathan Landaw

Wisdom 2018

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