This first book by insight meditation teacher and workshop leader Gemma Polo Pujol is full of profoundly transformative teachings. For many people, their path to meditation and dharma is through suffering, and these short pieces are unequivocally aware of this and offer an immediate sense of peace that many of us have thought was not possible.
You feel in safe hands – Gemma has trained for decades within the great spiritual traditions and has taught for a long time, including in her own retreat centre. She does not charge for her teachings, continuing an ancient spiritual tradition of dana, of making the teachings available to all and honouring that which is priceless.
Gemma has chosen ten headings in an order that reflects the different stages of the spiritual journey. Chapters range from The Call and Abiding In The Light to The Soul’s Journey and A Place of Presence. At the end of each chapter she offers a practical exercise or meditation.This is one of the best books of inspirational writings published for quite some time. There’s an incredible patient wisdom that runs through the words, born out of years of experience in teaching and a deep experience of life.