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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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Becoming a meditator doesn’t mean stopping the ripples all the time.

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

It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t act. A simple, easy-to-read book that outlines basic tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Collin didn’t like the entrance either.

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Just like the weather, they blow in and out. Definitely one to carry booorstein, or leave beside the bed, for reminders and insights as needed.

The chapters are short and sweet, the personal anecdotes down-to-earth and relatable. The most wholesome book to ever grace my soul.

Mostly which I love through personal experiences, anecdotes. Mar 03, Natalie rated it it was amazing.


Life is going to unfold however it does: I hope I can remember every single little thing so that I can apply the learnings to my own daily life.

It’s been wonderful for me I love the personal stories that Boorstein shared in this book to illustrate key Buddhist concepts. 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.

It’s Easier Than You Think Quotes

Books by Sylvia Boorstein. If someone holds our hand, “frightened” changes to “interested,” and “interested” is one of the Factors of Enlightenment. Read one a day. And don’t forget Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta?!? Jul 01, Linda Hollingsworth rated it it was amazing.

It’s easier than you think. – Posts from the Path

I know it’s from clinging, and I know it will pass [p. Reading these short sulvia is very much like sitting in the kitchen of a friend over a cup of tea and coffee cake. Quoting thwn description of the mind during meditation: The essence of mind, unencumbered by confusion, is ultimately spacious. Jul 19, Laura Siegel rated it it was amazing. When I am sad, I cry easily. Trivia About It’s Easier Than The book consists of short chapters, sometimes less than a page, rarely more than two that explain or-more often-illustrate a Buddhist concept.


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: She recommended that you take 60 seconds before responding to people.

This is a very good book about the possibilities found through Buddhist practice. I suppose that’s why we speak of spiritual “practice”-it’s like exercise. Suffering is not inevitable.

While the author does often speak in terms of ending suffering, she did at one point offer an approach that I liked better: Ideal for those looking for a motivational and inspiring way to change their lifestyle or introduce themselves to new spiritual mindsets, I would strongly recommend this book.

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It’s easier than you think.

This was one of the most delightful books I have read in a long time. When I am delighted, which is often, I am ecstatic.

In depth, not at all. Obviously, not rock Sylvia B is awesome!