I am so new to the study of Buddhism I feel ill-prepared to write a review. But then I remembered why I was so excited to find the Infinite Smile podcasts. Michael McAlister has a style that takes the listener directly to the heart of the topic. It's so refreshing to put aside the endless lists, the numerous teaching styles, the lineage, and just listen. Michael has made learning a joy. And, he encourages you to laugh -- at life, at yourself, and at the tangle that is often our daily routine. Thank you Infinate Smile -- thank ou Michael McAlister. I've ordered your book, "Awake in This Life," and can't wait for it to arrive. Please keep providing podcasts!