this is not a book of lists and formulas like so many books on buddhist practice. instead, it begins by creating a practical framework for understanding the principles of the buddha’s teaching, and then goes much further, offering valuable advice on how to put those principles into practice. it focuses not just on sitting meditation but more crucially on our daily lives. if we do not carry our buddhist practice into daily life, the deep and permanent change that we all want will not be possible. aloka david smith offers his own personal insight, based on nearly 40 years of committed dharma practice, on how to cultivate this most subtle and deeply profound path of transformation.