"A thoughtful presentation of the teachings of the Buddha and an invitation to the reader to begin a meditation practice. A wonderful support to those new on the path."
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
"A wonderful book which moves with graceful clarity through the terrain of Theravada Buddhism, bridging relevant contemporary concerns with the Buddha’s classical blueprint for freedom. A beautiful mosaic."
— Steven Smith, guiding teacher of Vipassana Hawai’i and Insight Meditation Society
"The truth will make us free, and the Buddha’s truth has been doing just that for the last two and a half millennia. Now Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith have made the language simple and the practice easy to apply. That is a gift indeed. May this good book help thousands of us to be free."
— Eric Kolvig, teacher of Insight Meditation
"How wonderful to have such a warm and inviting and encouraging tone wrapped around so much helpful, straightforward information."
— Sylvia Boorstein, author of Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There
"This …good-hearted primer …is the perfect starter kit for people curious about Buddhism …"
— Publishers Weekly
"This book acomplishes exactly what it intends to do: it provides an excellent and accessible overview of insight meditation. It’s the perfect book to give someone who is interested in Buddhism but doesn’t know where to begin. It’s also an excellent overview for those newcomers on the path who are asking a lot of questions and seeking intelligent answers."
— Inquiring Mind