In her more than four decades of Buddhist practice and teaching, Boorstein has discovered that the secret to happiness lies not in monastic solitude but in cultivating our connections with the world. She reminds us that our hearts want to appreciate, encourage, and love, and that these qualities lead to a grounded sense of happiness.
"Even better than expected"
Using delightful and deceptively powerful stories from everyday experiences, beloved Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein demystifies spirituality, charts the path to happiness through the Buddha's basic teachings, and presents the means to eliminate hindrances and see clearly to develop a realistic course toward wisdom and compassion. A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memorable insights, and love. Boorstein, known by friends and colleagues as a "Jewish grandmother bodhisattva," is highly-skilled in making the universal wisdom of traditional Buddhist teachings available to all.
"Simple and elegant"
Where does happiness come from? How is it possible, in the face of suffering and loss, to remain responsive and compassionate toward all people? On The Courage to Be Happy, best-selling author and meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein looks into core teachings of Buddhism and Judaism, and she emerges with complementary truths about the happiness that is always available to us despite external circumstances.
Stop fuming about the car in front of you and reach your destination relaxed and aware of the magic in each moment of life - even while stuck in traffic- with America's "Road Sage"- Sylvia Boorstein.
"a real treat in guidance- despite silly title"
Where do we go from here, and what, practically, must we do to get there? When the contributers to Fabric of the Future were asked this question, the response was immediate and impassioned. Leading women thinkers representing the broadest spectrum of religion, philosophy, spirituality, and ethnicity surveyed the cultural landscape and offered their collective insight into how we can navigate these turbulent times.