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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sylvia Boorstein Narrator: Sylvia Boorstein Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Sylvia 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. In this unique program, Boorstein uses powerful stories from everyday life to demystify spirituality and chart the path to happiness through Buddha's basic teachings. Once you could see your path clearly, she explains, you'll be on your way toward wisdom and compassion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/8/2014

    " Love Sylvia Boorstein's writing style. Offers insight into the foundational elements of Buddhism and offers real life anecdotes as examples of practical application of these elements. VERY relatable. A great book for those who are merely curious about Buddhism as well as for those who have been practicing a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 2/4/2014

    " A great little book to own and occasionally flip open to any page and take in its simple words of wisdom and clarity! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Odell | 1/30/2014

    " Good Buddhist wisdom providing clarity of thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serafina Sands | 1/28/2014

    " very simply explained Buddhist principles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Carter | 1/19/2014

    " have read several of her books......all good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 1/13/2014

    " I loved this book and have just started another by her. She is nurturing, insightful and teaches in a way that is very easy to understand "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lahiru Gunathilake | 1/8/2014

    " I agree with most of the thing I found in this book. This sounds very simply and very spiritual, and it motivated me to keep reading and made my mind peaceful ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki Wood | 1/4/2014

    " This is a very easy introduction to Buddhist thinking. She gives down to earth examples and admits to her own human 'weaknesses.' I've found that the ideas are presented so simply, they slide right into some of my thinking and are implemented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruhegeist | 12/5/2013

    " In depth, not at all. Interesting insights and new ways to see basic Buddhist concepts, definitely. Still really enjoy Boorstein's voice. Her willingness to admit to still learning and practice is helpful and hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 10/5/2013

    " I read this book for a now defunct reading group. Boorstein is anything but sanctimonious--she writes about a serious topic with a light touch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shell | 8/24/2013

    " I liked the way things were presented - it was not presumptuous and the author did not speak down to the reader. It presented Buddhist tenants in a very accessible way, more as gentle reminders than as strict rules, which I feel is in line with the whole thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 8/7/2013

    " A phenominal primer on the beauty of freeing your mind from itself and finding or creating peace in your life. No, you don't have to be Buddhist to enjoy this, or even to benefit from Boorstein's teachings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 8/5/2013

    " I thought this book was good. Offered some insight on how to live a more simplier life, more peaceful life. Who doesn't need that? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/23/2013

    " reading it again. now. and again later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/27/2013

    " Very accessible book on Buddhism vipassana style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 3/27/2013

    " This book is very down-to-earth about applying Buddhism to your daily life and is written by a Buddhist teacher/psychotherapist who you'd want to adopt as your grandma. (At least I did). It's so short and concise, too, so it's a very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 2/23/2013

    " very quick to read, upbeat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 12/14/2012

    " This will keep you grounded. Great resource, fun to rad...like a warm, comfy blanket. Wise, supportive and compassionate friend to have at your bedside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Keene | 10/15/2012

    " Easy, thoughtful and entertaining book. I have to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 9/15/2012

    " This book has helped me through some tough times...times when one wonders why we are here, why the world can be rough some times, why bad things haooen, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 9/14/2012

    " More stories and wonderful teaching tales from Sylvia Boorstien about how to lead a fulfilling life. She talks about her own life and all the people in it and how she learns from them. Very engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/23/2012

    " Yes, it's a cliche but THIS BOOK REALLY DID CHANGE MY LIFE!!! This book opened my eyes to the Buddhist path and I have found a sense of peace and a deep happiness that I did not think was possible in this world. Thank you Sylvia Boorstein for truly changing my life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Stevens | 5/16/2012

    " One of the quickest but most meaningful reads on Buddhism. Love her style. Can hear her talking to me as I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 5/2/2012

    " The first of her books which I stumbled upon quite by accident. An enjoyable read, not the usual heavy going buddhist texts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Winnek | 3/9/2012

    " This little book is really wonderful, and now I want to read more books by Sylvia Boorstein. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tsimplekelly | 11/26/2011

    " I love the way Sylvia Boorstein writes, it is soothing and interesting and I recommend this book.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Happyreader | 11/2/2011

    " This is the book I give to anyone who wants to know about Buddhism. It's a very accessible and positive introduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Mayka | 5/16/2011

    " Great book. It was fun to read it. Im looking for "e-version" of it to read it again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/24/2011

    " Funny and wise...an easy introduction to Buddhist principles and thought,
    . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruhegeist | 3/19/2011

    " In depth, not at all. Interesting insights and new ways to see basic Buddhist concepts, definitely. Still really enjoy Boorstein's voice. Her willingness to admit to still learning and practice is helpful and hopeful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 4/11/2009

    " The first of her books which I stumbled upon quite by accident. An enjoyable read, not the usual heavy going buddhist texts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/5/2009

    " Very accessible book on Buddhism vipassana style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fesskat | 3/3/2009

    " A phenominal primer on the beauty of freeing your mind from itself and finding or creating peace in your life. No, you don't have to be Buddhist to enjoy this, or even to benefit from Boorstein's teachings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 2/10/2009

    " very quick to read, upbeat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tsimplekelly | 1/11/2009

    " I love the way Sylvia Boorstein writes, it is soothing and interesting and I recommend this book.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 12/26/2008

    " This book has helped me through some tough times...times when one wonders why we are here, why the world can be rough some times, why bad things haooen, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 12/9/2008

    " Simple
    Sweet
    Pulls me out of depression every time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 8/3/2008

    " Yes, it's a cliche but THIS BOOK REALLY DID CHANGE MY LIFE!!! This book opened my eyes to the Buddhist path and I have found a sense of peace and a deep happiness that I did not think was possible in this world. Thank you Sylvia Boorstein for truly changing my life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 7/29/2008

    " Good Buddhist wisdom providing clarity of thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 5/10/2008

    " This will keep you grounded. Great resource, fun to rad...like a warm, comfy blanket. Wise, supportive and compassionate friend to have at your bedside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 3/4/2008

    " I loved this summary of Buddhist Philosophy. Straight forward, and down to earth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 suzi | 3/4/2008

    " a great introduction to buddhist practice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Happyreader | 2/20/2008

    " This is the book I give to anyone who wants to know about Buddhism. It's a very accessible and positive introduction. "

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About the Author
Author Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, is a cofounding teacher, along with Jack Kornfield, at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She writes a regular column in Shambhala Sun and lectures widely. She is the author of the national bestseller It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness.