What is true happiness? How can we overcome difficulties in life with courage? Can meditation help in today's world? Buddhism teaches that the goal of meditation is to turn us into beings that are more human, and capable of thinking, feeling, and loving better. Overturning some of our misconceptions, Fabrice Midal explains the basics and provides enlightening text as a way to teach the tradition and practice of meditation. Illustrated throughout with photographs of traditional Buddhist art, this book is an accessible introduction to meditation and the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings.