Here are step by step instructions to deepen our meditation by refining close attention to the breath. Gradually investigate the impermanent nature of wanting, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness, and doubt as they arise, and fall away. With resolve and curiousity, we dismiss these five great obstacles to practice, repeatedly returning to the breath and sustaining devotion to this present moment. Each arc of breath touched and known in singleness of mind connects us to the still, clear calm and purified space of vast inner depths. The whole universe is within us. A talk given during a Theravada Buddhist Community retreat in Toronto, 2007.