Allen Weiss is a senior teacher of mindfulness meditation at InsightLA, the Director of Mindful USC and teaches mindfulness to companies and teams through insight4peace.com. This book reads like a friendly user manual on the essentials of mindfulness meditation. In particular, it explains why people meditate, how it works, and how it can help you. The author knows that meditation is hard for many people. So he tries to give encouragement, helpful tips and answer every question heard from the thousands of students (and skeptics) he's taught over the last 13 years.