This is a book I can recommend to anyone interested in Buddhism. Ways of Enlightenment is based on the Tibetan Nyingmapa scholar Mipham's encyclopedic Gateway to Knowledge. The book gives in a quite accessible way the fundamentals of the Dharma. The reader is given a detailed and almost schematic description of the five skandhas, cause and effect, emotional afflictions, and so on. It is a book that will make it easier for the Western Dharma practitioner to actually grasp the theories behind meditation.