This book reveals the way of the Buddha through thirty-three original and accessible translations and commentaries. The essays are written by masters who have dedicated their lives to teaching the 2,500-year-old Buddhist tradition to Westerners.
--From the jacket:
The point is not to try to change ourselves. Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already. The ground of practice is you or me or whoever we are right now, just as we are. That's the ground, that 's what we study, that's what we come to know with tremendous curiosity and interest.