In this important and timely work, one of today's most well-known and respected Buddhist teachers explains how important it is to cultivate mindfulness, compassion and wisdom. These three qualities have become the core of Western Buddhist practice -and their importance has been honed out of centuries of the very best of Theravadan, Tibetan and Zen teachings (among others). t last it is becoming possible to trace, develop and use a modern Buddhist tradition which is supremely relevant to life in the West today- founded on the immense richness of the past but also rooted in contemporary personal experience. ne Dharma is the definitive book on Western Buddhism. Rich in practical ways to cultivate the qualities of an awakened mind and heart, it will be enormously helpful to all those who want to improve their lives and make progress towards enlightenment.