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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Sometimes, you don’t want AMAZING, and when I want thna 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”.

Just like the weather, they blow in and out. Knowing that negativity or aversion is a transient energy never means to ignore it.

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Still really enjoy Boorstein’s voice. Boorstein’s presence emanates from every page: May 31, Harley rated it it was amazing Shelves: A simple, easy-to-read book that outlines basic tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I’ve read some good books that reflect this simplicity. Hope I yok remember some of it so I can apply the learnings to my own life and its ups and downs. Most tthink, I firmly believe that things like happiness and control are easier than they are presented a lot of times.


And I appreciate some Buddhist notions. And it is the ultimate experience of this book to hear, in a very undramatic, practical voice, that it is easier to love everyone then remember a few and that “ardent loving wishes for others erases personal fear.

Hold my hand, and we’ll do it together. The interviewer even specifically asked her to wait 60 seconds to answer one of his questions. Her willingness to admit to still learning and practice is helpful and hopeful. Can you imagine someone being silent for a full minute after you ask them a question? The author presents a very long, convoluted page path to happiness. This was one of the most delightful thinl I have read in a long time. Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems.

He came out a Master of Long Staircases. Mar 02, Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memorable insights, and love. A good example is “Larry King sylviq the Swami”.

Paperbackpages. Along with the stories are wonderful nuggets, phrases, that vividly capture a concept or experience.

Jun 13, Bill Krieger rated it it was ok. And don’t forget Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta?!? It’s completely impractical and useless advice.

Grandmothers often have the role of spiritual teacher. I hope I can remember every single little thing so that I can apply the learnings to my own daily life. Mar 20, Scout Stirling rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.


If I could remember everything I read in this little book, I would be well on my way to being enlightened. If suffering is what happens when we struggle with our experience because of our inability to accept it, then suffering is an optional extra [p.

It’s easier than you think.

My grandmother was my first teacher, and I hope I am yoou on in her tradition. She recommended that you take 60 seconds before responding to people. To deliberately strain the metaphor, it’s easy to digest, too!

Dec 18, Kelly Brill rated it really liked it. I’ve found a new writer on happiness, and that’s a happy thing. Fear doesn’t frighten me as much as it used to. Read one a day. When I am delighted, which is often, I am ecstatic.

I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.