introduction

This course offers various ideas, suggestions, techniques and reflections that will enable you to explore meditation for yourself. Doing so will help you to uncover the qualities of compassion and wisdom that are already within you. I have not followed any specific Buddhist school, but explain a variety of practices and ideas from different traditions, which I have found work for ordinary people in the modern world.

This course is meant to be tested and tried not merely read. The reflections provided encourage you to engage with what I am teaching, to bring these practices into your life.

This course is based on Meditation for Life, published in the U.S. by Wisdom Publications and in the U.K. by Frances Lincoln (first edition published 2001), as well as talks given over the past several years.