The subtitle here says it all: A Fourteen-Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life. I like this book because it doesn’t separate meditation from Buddhism and make it sterile and functional, but it is to-the-point and direct and doesn’t waste time with theory and cosmology. The book advances in stages: it gives you a technique early on and then asks you to practise it for a week without moving on or reading any further in the book. Obviously I had to cheat to do this review! Those fourteen weeks will give you a grounding in meditation and insight that you will never lose. There’s no one who can’t commit to three minutes a day so the whole book gives you confidence to finally start meditating. The author is British by birth and is now a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California.
144pp, 203 x 134 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £16.99