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 would be a good book for someone interested in learning more about buddhism without getting bogged down in conceptualism. Books by Sylvia Boorstein. This was one of the most delightful books I have read in a long time. Along with the stories are wonderful nuggets, phrases, that vividly capture a concept or experience. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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He came out a Master of Long Staircases. Sep 15, Anne-Marie rated it really liked it. The author presents a very long, convoluted page path to happiness.

When people begin to see that anger, easer any other mind energy, is just a transient phenomenon and therefore workable, they are very relieved [p.


Aug 05, Janet added it. Her strength is her ability to make the complex easy to understand. A good example is “Larry King and the Swami”.

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

Mar 20, Scout Stirling rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s easier than you sylviz [p. Each one is a special treat. But I forget so quickly. This is another great book about spirituality with a very down to earth and friendly tone. Obviously, not rocket science. Boorstein provides a good introduction to Buddhism and the key concepts. That being said, I wish more time was spent on each topic.

I thought to myself as I looked around, ‘What we’re all doing is we’re all managing gracefully.

She answered in 10 seconds. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In depth, not at all. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My grandmother was my first teacher, and I hope I am carrying on in her tradition.

It’s easier than you think.

And yes, it IS easier than you think! A true gem of an introduction in to Buddhism from a lovely lady. Excellent insight into basic Buddhist principles for beginners and the dim-witted. Mar 19, Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe it will work for others.

I love reading Sylvia Boorstein’s uplifting essays of practical and personal wisdom gleaned from Buddhist teachings. But we choose how to deal with those difficulties, so it offers guidelines on the dealing end of things.


It does a great job introducing the process. Sylvia Boorstein shows us how to take a step back from our thoughts and reflect on our reflections before we jump into anger or thlnk or annoyance. 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”.

Interesting insights and new ways to see basic Buddhist concepts, definitely. Her book is just what I needed to give me some timely insights into life. No, you don’t have to be Buddhist to enjoy this, or even to benefit from Boorstein’s teachings. I think this is true for most people. Mar 02, Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 03, Natalie rated it it was amazing.