Cultivation of a spiritual path depends on a holistic approach. It is more than meditation alone. We take the entire course of the Buddha’s prescription for life. Just as a patient requires treatment and is given medicine for it, we must finish the entire course to be sure of its effectiveness. Trusting the Buddha’s medicine for our deepest well-being and awakening, we purify and train the mind patiently, eliminating the toxins and thereby realizing our full spiritual potential. A talk given during Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto retreat in 2015.