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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It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act.
The author is very down to earth and writes in a way that is both easy to understand and educational. Jun 21, Kristine rated it it was amazing. I never “get” it, it’s never “finished. One suggestion she makes was pretty dumb. And don’t forget Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta?!? I love the idea that we are “verbs not nouns;” “stories that are telling themselves. And I appreciate some Itt notions. And it really is easier than I thought. The following excerpt perfectly captures what I love about Sylvia and why I keep hoping I might meet her someday and convince her to be my adopted Buddhist Jewish grandmother: Having been active in it for years, I can say that this reputation is at least partly earned.
Reading these short chapters dylvia very much like sitting in the kitchen of a friend over a cup of tea and coffee cake.
It’s easier than you think.
Sep 03, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. While the author does often speak in terms of ending suffering, she did at one point offer an approach that I liked better: Which leads to my main problem with the book: I would recommend this short book to anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism.
Hold my hand, and we’ll do it together. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her book is just what I needed to give me some timely insights into life.
It’s easier than you think. – Posts from the Path
Books by Sylvia Boorstein. Regular seekers like myself are really happy if they can remember that they’re just ripples tou that there is another side. Can you imagine someone being silent for a full minute after you ask them a question?
Puts some unfamiliar or “hazy” concepts, right thinking, lovingkindness, etc. Aug 05, Janet added it. I think this sounds too ambitious This is a gentle introduction to Buddhism, discussing the basics in the context syliva many anecdotes of the author and people she knows. And above If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened.
syliva This is the third book that I read by Sylvia Boorstein. She tries to counter this reputation, suggesting that it’s possible to be very passionate and joyful but also peaceful.
Hope this ends my summer hiatus. Nov 21, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Sometimes, you don’t want AMAZING, and when I want to ponder something like The Buddhist Way to Happiness, I appreciate that Sylvia’s writing is something even be Unless you never rate your books here, or are a pretty picky reviewer, you probably know that as you select the five-star rating, you get a brief glimpse of the phrase “it was amazing”.
My grandmother was my first teacher, and I hope I am carrying on in her tradition. 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.
Obviously, not rock Sylvia B is awesome! The only choice we have is our attitude about the cards we hold and the finesse with which we play our hand.
Collin didn’t like the entrance either. Trivia About It’s Easier Than It is so friendly you may want to stay, and as Silvia points out, it is difficult not to want.
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Many tan can be teachers who know nothing about Buddhism. The book is about her journey, and she is yku a pathway for others, but her path doesn’t work for me. What a relief it would be to know that whatever wave comes along, we can ride it out with grace [p.
If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened. May 20, Mia rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t want easief be an enlightened monk who never suffers. They have too boordtein opportunity to practice anger and not enough sense of the other possibilities. This book is meant to be a basic Buddhist primer, but no one should be daunted.
The essence of mind, unencumbered by confusion, is ultimately spacious. Feb 24, LeeLee rated it liked it. A true gem of an introduction in to Buddhism from a lovely lady.
It means to see it clearly, always, and work with it wisely [p. And above all, human. My first book was, of all things, Meditation For Dummies. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise.
I just want tools to help me cope with the really ugly shit in life. I tell it when people say, “I’m experiencing myself and my mind in a new way, so I’m frightened.