I would like to thank those who read earlier drafts of this book and made many valuable suggestions for its improvement. These people include Vijjākaro Bhikkhu, Ñāṇaggo Bhikkhu, Andrea Kessler, Virginia Lawrence, Barbara Matthews, Addie Onsanit, Lee Robbins, Dale Schultz, and Joel Stegall.

Any mistakes that remain, of course, are my own responsibility.

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

(Geoffrey DeGraff)

Metta Forest Monastery

August, 2022