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 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”. The chapters are short and boorstfin, the personal anecdotes down-to-earth and relatable.

And, when things are pleasant, even splendidly pleasant, remembering impermanence doesn’t diminish the experience–it enhances it [p. Fear doesn’t frighten me as much as it used to.

The author is very down to earth and writes in a way that is both easy to understand and educational. I also like 8 Minute Meditation by V Davich 4 bill-stars. The author applies these concepts to her personal experiences to explain them more fully to the reader. 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.


Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems. The most wholesome book to ever grace my soul. A simple, easy-to-read book that outlines basic tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Nonetheless, this is a pretty decent little intro to Buddhism, especially if you enjoy little heartwarming stories.

When people begin to see that anger, like any other mind energy, is just a transient phenomenon and therefore workable, they are very relieved [p. Buddhism has a reputation for being joyless. The line between appreciating and wanting is so very difficult to negotiate, but Silvia shares stories and insights that illuminate the path and the purpose of mindfulness practice.

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

I cannot stress the simplicity of the concepts within it; it truly is ‘easier than you think’. Nothing is a big deal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I don’t do it.

Want to Read saving…. In the audio book I listened to, there was a brief interviewer with her at the end.

Sit there and ponder for 60 seconds in silence. I think this is true for most people.

It’s Easier Than You Think Quotes by Sylvia Boorstein

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”. Of course, the ways in which she and I are “not perfect” don’t bear comparing-but then, comparison is a useless activity anyway.


Puts some unfamiliar or “hazy” concepts, right thinking, lovingkindness, etc. I thought to myself as I looked around, ‘What we’re all doing is we’re all managing gracefully. Obviously, not rock Sylvia B is awesome! Regular seekers like myself are really happy if they can remember that they’re just ripples and that there is another side.

Slvia tell it when people say, “I’m experiencing myself and my mind in a new way, so I’m frightened. This is a very small book, organized into topics of a couple of pages. Mar 19, Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each one is a special treat. Jun 21, Kristine rated it it was amazing. Quoting her description of the mind during meditation: Becoming a meditator doesn’t mean stopping the ripples all the time. He came out a Master of Long Staircases.