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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I love the personal stories that Boorstein shared in this book to illustrate key Buddhist concepts. Her strength is her ability to make the complex easy to understand. Which leads to my main problem with the book: However, as it says on the front, it generally does not stray from the ‘path to happiness’, so maybe if you are interested in the deepest realms of Buddhism, it might not be your cup of tea.

In the audio book I listened to, there was a brief interviewer with her at the end. It means we should act carefully. Sit there and ponder for 60 seconds in silence. Regular seekers like myself are really happy if they can remember that they’re just ripples and that there is another side.

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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. I’ve read some good books that reflect this simplicity. Sep 15, Anne-Marie rated it really liked it.


Really what I appreciate about the book is the attitude that spiritual living is really pretty plain. Sylvia B is awesome! It means we should act carefully.

It’s easier than you think.

And sylviw, it IS easier than you think! When people begin to see that anger, like any other mind energy, is just a transient phenomenon and therefore workable, they are very relieved [p. If I truly can, and it wold be a wholesome thing to do, I push myself [p. If I truly can’t It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act.

Tjink easier than you think [p. The essence of mind, unencumbered by confusion, is ultimately spacious. Along with the stories are wonderful nuggets, phrases, that vividly capture a concept or experience.

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easieg Buddhism has a reputation for being joyless. Hold my hand, and we’ll do it together. Suffering is not inevitable. Sylvia reveals the simplicity and complexity of Buddhism in everyday life. Read one a day. And I appreciate some Buddhist notions. The other is the fear that, even if it doesn’t go on forever, the pain of whatever is happening will be so terrible we won’t be able to stand it.

I loved this book and would like to own a copy of it. Boorstein is very relatable and doesn’t claim to be the perfect Buddhist. Return to Book Page.

It’s Easier Than You Think: You just have to go up them. I know it’s from clinging, and I know it will pass [p. Ms Boorstein presents many aspects of the Buddhist perspective in a very personable way which also allows the reader to relate more easily to what the Buddha’s teachings are about.


Mar 19, Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing Shelves: I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise. One suggestion she makes was pretty dumb.

This is a very good book about the possibilities found through Buddhist practice. I thought to myself as I looked around, ‘What we’re all doing is we’re all managing gracefully. Just like the weather, they blow in and out.

It’s been wonderful for me And don’t forget Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta?!? Still really enjoy Boorstein’s voice.

The interviewer even specifically asked her to wait dylvia seconds to answer one of his questions. Jul 19, Laura Siegel rated it it was amazing. Either I can do something or I can’t. Paperbackpages. Sylvia Boorstein born is an American writer and Buddhist spiritualist. Sylvia Boorstein shows us how to take a step back from our thoughts and reflect on our reflections tink we jump into anger or frustration or annoyance.

Definitely one to carry around, or leave beside the bed, for reminders and insights as needed. When I saw it this time, it struck me that boorsrein this book gets an easy five stars from me, I wouldn’t call it ‘amazing’, because that’s not the point.

Mar 02, Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: The lesson I learned best from her was fortitude in the face of disagreeable situations.