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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Which leads to my main problem with the book: It does a great job introducing the process.
Mar 30, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: One suggestion she makes was pretty dumb. Refresh and try again. The stories were intended to be inspiring, but I didn’t feel all that inspired by them.
This is another great book about spirituality with a very down to earth and friendly tone.
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What a relief it would be to sylgia that whatever wave comes along, we can ride it out with grace [p. I hope I can remember every single little thing so that I can apply the learnings to my own daily life.
Paperbackpages. Her book is just what I needed to give me some timely insights into life. The book is about her journey, and she is providing a pathway for others, but her path doesn’t work for me. The most wholesome book to ever grace my soul. I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise. A very informative introduction to fhan practice of Buddhism with personal opinions from the author’s own experience.
I’ve read some good books that reflect this simplicity. Really what I appreciate about the book is the attitude that spiritual living is really pretty plain. A phenominal primer on the beauty of freeing your mind from itself and finding or creating sylvua in your life.
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And, when things are pleasant, even splendidly pleasant, remembering impermanence doesn’t diminish the experience–it enhances it [p. Feb 24, LeeLee rated it liked it. May 31, Harley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 24, lynn rated it it was amazing.
And it really is easier than I thought. I love reading Sylvia Boorstein’s uplifting essays of practical and personal wisdom gleaned from Buddhist teachings.
Published February 14th by HarperOne first published A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memorable insights, and love.
He came out a Master of Long Staircases. Quoting her description of the mind during meditation: She tries to counter this reputation, suggesting that it’s possible to be very passionate and joyful but boorztein peaceful. 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.
If I truly can’t I think this sounds too bokrstein he was, after all, teaching to monks who devoted their lives to his teachings. It’s a lovely, gentle introduction to the concepts of Buddhism as they apply to everyday life. And above If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened. It’s like listening to a gentle voice help you along a dark road. A simple, easy-to-read book that outlines basic tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
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Mary had spoken to me about how formidable passing through those big doors had been for her thirty years earlier when she had entered as a novice.
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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. This is a very good book ghink the possibilities found through Buddhist practice. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.