Bodhipaksa presents foundational meditations in a clear, straighforward, and unhurried manner. I have used this CD many times and will continue to revisit these guided meditations to refresh my own practice. Having witnessed Bodhipaksa teaching meditation both in person and through this medium I do not hesitate to state that this is the real thing. There are no gimmicks here. He presents material that has worked for centuries and does so as clearly as I have found in my 12 years of meditation. The guided meditations contained on this CD may seem simple. They are, that is part of their beauty and effectiveness, but one must practice them. Practice, stick with it, be patient, practice some more, and gradually calmness, awareness, and love will arise within and spread.