Meditation is not a means of self-improvement. It is a way of discovering the truth and relating to it with compassion and honesty. Awaken to a richer spiritual life with The Inner Art of Meditation, a comprehensive six-tape study course on vipassana (or "insight") meditation from Jack Kornfield. Of the two major schools of meditation, this is the one that teaches you the art of creating a "foundation of awareness" in your daily life. Zen monks draw from these same principles in their practice. This is how to become fully "mindful" in your life - aware of your inseparability with all things and fully conscious that your actions in the moment create the patterns in your life. Distilled from a five-week workshop, this complete course offers over eight hours of intensive, personal instruction from this respected meditation teacher and clinical psychologist.