Buddha said that the essence of his teaching is 'awareness'. In his straightforward, simple exposition of Buddhism, Steve Hagen, a Zen priest, explains what is meant by that awareness. He takes us back to Buddha's original insights and observations and demonstrates their relevance to us today. Awareness, he says, is about freeing our mind from dissatisfaction and letting go of the problems we create for ourselves.
For those readers approaching Buddhism for the first time, or those who have long been practising, this book offers invaluable, clear insights into the heart of Buddhism.