I have tried to get into meditation before and used various different kits and books with little or no results. This kit is both simple and effective. Most of all it works.
So far the approach for me, from previous kits has been wrong, this kit helps you see a bigger picture to meditation, allowing you to properly practice the art of meditation.
It goes into detail of you and your life that effect you when you meditate and vice versa. It puts you through the idea of practice benefits. Also, because you go through different levels/stages of meditation you grow through the workshop.
The book compliments the CDs and is not simply an add on. It really combines with the CDs for real benefits. The cards are also very useful as you go through the different levels as reminders/prompts since this workshop very much promotes practice. The most refreshing thing I found was that it isn't a chore, but a natural compliment to your life, and if you lead a busy life as I do this is a great way to help balance that out.
My only reason for not giving it a full five stars was the large amount of Buddisim in the book. Although much was very true and helpful, many might feel there is a large religous element to this workshop that may not be ojective to their own beliefs. My stance was to keep an open mind and at the end of the day you have your own beliefs, and this workshop can only compliment that.