This book blends Theravada Buddhist insight meditation and the framework of contemplative prayer found in Catholic Carmelite spirituality. The authors, three Christian practitioners of insight meditation, update their earlier book, writing about their Christian “Silence and Awareness Retreats” based on vipassana. Their perspective is pastoral and practical, primarily for skeptical Christians, and their message is clear: the simple Buddhist practice of contemplation is compatible with Christian prayer, and Christians who apply themselves to it will discover the benefits of inner peace and healing. The book’s four parts include historical outlines of both vipassana and Carmelite prayer, meditation instructions, a comparison of interior purification according to the teachings of John of the Cross and the Buddha, and answers to questions on using insight meditation as prayer. The authors’ insights will be of particular interest to hyphenated Buddhists and former Christians who have adopted meditation into their lives. Students of Buddhist-Christian dialogue will find this essential reading.