This book is many things at once: an instructional manual, a survey course, and a guidebook for deeper exploration. Feel free to read it from cover to cover if you want, or just browse until you find the chapters that appeal to you. Throughout the book, you’ll find meditations and exercises you can experiment with and enjoy.
This book features dozens of different meditations for a variety of purposes, drawn from a range of sources and traditions. And if you just want to understand why other people meditate — your partner, your friends, the guy in the office next to yours — jump onboard! You’ll discover whole chapters on why people meditate and how you can benefit from meditation, too.