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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This is a very small book, organized into topics of a couple of pages. A good tnan This is another great book about spirituality with a very down to earth and friendly tone.

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It means we should act carefully. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It does a great job introducing the process.

Either I can do something or I can’t. Many people can be teachers who know nothing about Buddhism. Suffering is not inevitable. That is more what I’m interested in.

The lesson I learned best from her was fortitude in the face of eaeier situations.

Grandmothers often have the role of spiritual teacher. The only choice we have is our attitude about sylviia cards we hold and the finesse with which we play our hand. The book consists of short chapters, sometimes less than a page, rarely more than two that explain or-more often-illustrate a Buddhist concept. I tell it when people say, “I’m experiencing myself and my mind in a new way, so I’m frightened.


Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems.

Refresh and try again. The stories just aren’t that good. I cannot stress the simplicity of the concepts within it; it truly is ‘easier than you think’.

The book is about her journey, and she is providing a pathway for others, but her path doesn’t work for me. If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened.

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Return to Book Page. Nov 21, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: And, when things are pleasant, even splendidly pleasant, remembering impermanence doesn’t diminish the experience–it enhances it [p. Along with the stories are wonderful nuggets, phrases, that vividly capture a concept or experience. I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise. This book is meant to be a basic Buddhist primer, but no one should be daunted.

What a relief it would be to know that whatever wave comes along, we can ride it out with grace [p. I also like 8 Minute Meditation by V Davich 4 bill-stars. Want to Read saving…. Read one a day. I’ve found a new writer on happiness, and that’s a happy thing. Jun 21, Kristine rated it it was amazing. But we choose how to deal with those difficulties, so it offers guidelines on the dealing end of things.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think I allow myself to be brokenhearted more easily, knowing I won’t be irrevocably shattered [p. Maybe it will work for others. Life is going to unfold however it does: Fear doesn’t frighten me as much as it used to. Her book is just what I needed to give me some timely insights into life.

The interviewer even specifically asked her to wait 60 seconds to answer one of his questions. I found it a very accessible primer to Buddhist philosophy, and especially to how that philosophy can be experienced and practiced in daily life. I love the idea that we are “verbs not rhink “stories that are telling themselves.

It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein

Jul 19, Laura Siegel rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Anne-Marie rated it really liked it. I love the personal stories that Boorstein shared in this book to illustrate key Buddhist concepts.

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