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Sylvia Boorstein



Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, is an American psychotherapist, author, and teacher of psychology, Hatha yoga, meditation, Buddhism, and women’s studies. She was also a cofounder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

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Sylvia Boorstein: Embodying Buddhism (Excerpt)—Thinking Allowed DVD with Jeffrey Mishlove

Sylvia Boorstein presents the essence of the eightfold path and the four noble truths of Buddhism. She discusses Vipassana-or mindfulness-meditation which entails detaching from the thoughts, cravings and aversions that pass through the mind.

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Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

How can we stay engaged with life day after day? How can we continue to love—keep our minds in a happy mood—when life is complex and often challenging? These are questions that Sylvia Boorstein addresses in Happiness Is an Inside Job.

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Meet Bad Habits with Loving-Kindness

Sylvia Boorstein unpacks the foundational Buddhist teaching “Recognize unwholesome states in the mind and replace them with wholesome states.”

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

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, shows how to eliminate hindrances to clear seeing, and develops a realistic course...

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Cultivate a Metta Mind: Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving-kindness meditation (metta) challenges us to send love and compassion to the difficult people in our lives, including ourselves.

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Radical Generosity: Unlock the Transformative Power of Giving

Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. The more we appreciate our lives, the more we want to give to others. In Radical Generosity, best-selling author M. J. Ryan provides tools for expressing thanks.

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The Pāramis: Heart of Buddha’s Teachings and Our Own Practice

One of the roots of the word parami conveys the sense of “supreme quality.” Pāramītā means “going toward” something, going toward perfection.

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Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

How can we connect our personal spiritual journeys with the larger course of our shared human experience? How do we compassionately and wisely navigate belonging and exclusion in our own hearts? And how can we embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities, building...

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The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love

A few short words—repeated with passion & intention—can unlock treasure upon treasure of healing, wisdom, and love.

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How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner’s bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations—a life that was vastly different from the one they’d thought they’d have together—Toni had to learn how to be sick.

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