Using delightful and deceptively powerful stories from everyday experiences, beloved Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein demystifies spirituality, charts the path . In It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness, Sylvia Boorstein, a California-based teacher of Vipassana meditation, weaves together teachings. It’s Easier Than You Think The Buddhist Way to Happiness. By Sylvia Boorstein. A relaxed, down-to-earth primer on Buddhism.
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Suffering is not inevitable. This book is meant to be a basic Buddhist primer, but no one should be daunted.
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However, as it says on the front, it generally does not stray from the ‘path to happiness’, so booorstein if you thqn interested in the deepest realms of Buddhism, it might not be your cup of tea. Puts some unfamiliar or “hazy” concepts, right thinking, lovingkindness, etc. Regular seekers like myself are really happy if they thnk remember that they’re just ripples and that there is another side.
What a relief it would be to know that whatever wave comes along, we can ride it out with grace [p. While the author does often speak in terms of ending suffering, she did at one point offer an approach that I liked better: I just want tools to help me cope with the really ugly shit in life.
No, you don’t have to be Buddhist to enjoy this, or even to benefit from Boorstein’s teachings. This is a very small book, organized into topics of a couple of pages. Jul 19, Laura Siegel rated it it was amazing. I also like 8 Minute Meditation by V Davich 4 bill-stars. Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems. Oct 14, Deb Readerbuzz Nance rated it really liked it Shelves: Rage becomes, for them, the habitual response of the mind to unpleasant situations.
This is another great book about spirituality with a very down to earth and friendly tone. The chapters are short and sweet, the personal anecdotes down-to-earth and relatable. Sep 03, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. Most importantly, I firmly believe that things like happiness and control are easier than they are presented a lot of times. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
I tell the story of Collin often to students, especially those doing meditation in a retreat setting. Life is going to unfold however it does: A true gem of an introduction in to Buddhism from a lovely lady. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The essence of mind, unencumbered by confusion, is ultimately spacious. I would recommend this short book to anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism. I found it a very accessible primer to Buddhist philosophy, and especially to how that philosophy can be experienced and practiced in daily life. In the audio book I listened to, there was a brief interviewer with boorsten at the end.
It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein
Not a good read. A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memor Using delightful and deceptively powerful stories from everyday experiences, beloved Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein demystifies spirituality, charts the path to happiness through the Buddha’s basic teachings, shows how to eliminate hindrances to clear seeing, and develops a realistic course toward wisdom and compassion.
My grandmother was my first teacher, and I hope I am carrying on in her tradition. The line between appreciating and wanting is so very difficult to negotiate, but Silvia shares stories and insights that illuminate the path and the purpose of mindfulness practice. It means we should act carefully. Many people can be teachers who know nothing about Buddhism. I’ve found a new writer on happiness, and that’s a happy thing.
The Buddhist Way to Happiness.