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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Life is going to unfold however it does: Boorstein provides a good introduction to Buddhism and the key concepts. In dylvia chapter Silvia not only relates the interview she watched, she proceeds to give step by step instructions to introduce the reader to meditation and what to expect during meditation.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quotes from It’s Easier Than That being said, I wish more time was spent on each topic.

This is a very small book, organized into topics of a couple of pages. Mar 02, Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: Published February 14th by HarperOne first published Jul 19, Laura Siegel rated it it was amazing. Suffering is not inevitable. I found this a little encouraging but mostly unpersuasive. Mar 30, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course, the ways in which she and I are “not perfect” don’t bear comparing-but then, comparison is a useless activity anyway.

This is the third book that I read by Sylvia Boorstein. While the author does often speak in terms of ending suffering, she did at one point offer an approach that I liked better: In the audio book I listened to, there was a brief interviewer with her at the end.


The point of Buddhism, according to the Buddha himself, is the end of suffering. She did practice her own advice in the interview.

It’s Easier Than You Think Quotes by Sylvia Boorstein

I hope I i remember every single little thing so that I can apply the learnings to my own daily life. Her approach is valuable tban new and experienced meditators alike, for no matter how long we have been practicing, we find we need this kind of support.

Return to Book Page. Feb 24, lynn rated it it was amazing. Reading these short chapters is very much like sitting in the kitchen of a friend over a cup of tea and coffee cake. Rage becomes, for them, the habitual response of the mind to unpleasant situations.

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To deliberately strain the metaphor, it’s easy to digest, too! I think this is true for most people. The author is very down to earth and writes in a way that is both easy to understand and educational.

A phenominal primer on the beauty of freeing your mind from itself and finding or creating peace in your life. Anyone interested in Buddhism and how it interacts with other systems. Either I can do something or I can’t.

This would be a good book for someone interested in learning more about buddhism without getting bogged down in conceptualism. A wonderfully engaging guide, full of humor, memorable insights, and love. No trivia or quizzes yet. And above all, human. Truly enjoyed this book.


Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. The essence of mind, unencumbered by confusion, is ultimately spacious.

A good example is “Larry King and the Swami”. It is inherently equanimous, encompassing all things and holding them in an ease-filled balance. I thought to myself as I looked around, ‘What we’re all doing is we’re all managing gracefully.

I cannot stress the simplicity of the concepts within it; it truly is ‘easier than you think’. 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. Hope this ends my summer hiatus. And I appreciate some Buddhist notions. It’s Easier Than You Think: It does a great job introducing the process. One is a fear that whatever is going on is going to go on forever.

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

Mar 19, Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The other is the fear that, even if it doesn’t go on forever, the pain of whatever is happening will be so terrible we won’t tban able to stand it. A good example This is another great book about spirituality with a very down to earth and friendly tone.