Essentials of Insight Meditation Practice is written by Venerable Sujiva. Sujiva is a well-known Malaysian Buddhist monk (samanera) and Vipassana meditation teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Ven. Sujiva is a Buddhist teacher who is credited with fostering a strong interest in Vipassan meditation in Western countries. He is the author of a number of works on vipassana and Metta meditation. He's also the author of several poetry books.