The fruit of some twenty years' experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by meditators and includes favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.
"An intelligent, thorough, startlingly clear description of Western vipassana practice in particular and Buddhism in general."—Los Angeles Times
"Goldstein's years of experience in leading Buddhist retreats render this a wise and mature book of interest not only to Westerners but also to others open to learning about Buddhist practice and insight into the interconnectedness of all life. Highly recommended."—Library Journal
"Insight Meditation will be welcomed by all those who wish to extend and deepen their commitment to a life of mindfulness."—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are
"Wise and practical guidance for anyone who seeks to free the mind through meditation."—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence