This text draws together material by these adepts from Southeast Asia on meditation techniques, maps of consciousness, and paths to insight and compassion. The author, who cofounded the Insight Meditation Society, has written a cogent introduction in which he outlines the basic truths of Buddhism and the different ways it has been assimilated and taught in Burma, Thailand, and Laos. These teachers speak forcefully about mindfulness, impermanence, the emptiness of all phenomena, suffering, feelings, and the body. Living Dharma is a classic text on Buddhist wisdom in all its variety and thematic richness.