Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation and stress management, to enhance relationships and well-being, to increase performance in sport and business, for personal growth, to transform pain and to assist healing. Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a satisfying meditation practice using four easy-to-learn steps. They also show how meditation can be used to deepen spiritual practice, whether we have a commitment to a particular religious tradition, or a more secular view of our spirituality. Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors' own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. It is also an invaluable resource for meditation teachers from all backgrounds.