Here are the people and books that have inspired Billabong Retreat founder and Mindfulness and Meditation teacher Paul von Bergen


• Richard Davidson, Ph.D professor of psychology University of Wisconsin-Madison
• John Kabatt Zinn – Centre for Mindfulness
• John Hagelin, Ph.D – Particle Physicist
• Michael de Manicor – Director Yoga Institute
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• S.N. Goenka – Vipassana Meditation
• Mind Up Mindfulness Program for Kids http://thehawnfoundation.org/mindup/


• Eckhart Tolle – Power of Now / A New Earth
• Dr. Joe Dispenza: Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
• Michael Chaskalson – The Mindful Workplace
• Peter Russell: Primacy of Consciousness
• Bruce Lipton – Biology of Belief
• John Kabatt Zinn – Full Catastrophe Living
• Desikachar – Heart of Yoga
• Iyengar – Light on Yoga
• Stephen Hawkins – Brief History of Time
• Mark Whitwell – The Promise
• John Kabatt Zinn – Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
• Bronnie Ware – The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
• Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
• Giulia Enders: Gut The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-Rated Organ