He begins by showing how to understand natural wakefulness in ourselves and how to gain confidence in it. Then he teaches the fundamentals of meditation and goes on to provide exercises and guided contemplations intended to help us experience innate wakefulness. Along the way, he shares selections from question-and-answer sessions with students from retreats that he's led that provide practical advice for manifesting awareness in daily life. Finally he shows how we can reinforce and support each other in wakefulness through community. This long-awaited first book from this renowned meditation teacher is a complete introduction to meditation and the spiritual path, suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as a source of inspiration and insight.