Purchased in 2007 - My year long review into the Insight Meditation kit.
Having always wanted for some deep reason to learn meditation I felt I needed the guidance from someone or something. The something was the Insight Meditation Kit. I found the advantages of CD tuition easier to help build concentration and to know where to focus my efforts into the practice. Unknown to me at the time was the close link between meditation and Buddhism. The book and cards included in the kit give you information on meditation and Buddhism. This has helped me to realize the true potential of meditation and to the benefits of following the teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The kit dose not preach Buddhism so don't think you have to avoid it if you already follow a faith. It merely gives you the opportunity to have the understanding to make a choice for yourself to be a better person through meditation and living a moral life. A year on, I can say that with the inspiration from the Insight Meditation Kit and my own efforts I have had definite improvements in my life. I cannot say what it has done for me it can do for you, but it will help give a greater view on the choices available to oneself when you become mindful through meditation.