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Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein, PhD, has been teaching Dharma and mindfulness meditation since 1985. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a psychotherapist, wife, mother and grandmother. She is particularly interested in emphasizing daily life as mindfulness practice and including informed citizenship and social activism as integral to spiritual maturation.

Her books include: It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat; That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; Pay Attention for Goodness' Sake: The Buddhist Path of Kindness and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

For more information, visit www.SylviaBoorstein.com. For audio recordings of Sylvia's talks, visit DharmaSeed.org.

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Featured Audio Talk
February 12, 2020 - Don’t get Distracted: You Might Forget to Be Kind

Don't get distracted, because you might forget to be kind. That would be the whole teaching, without saying anything else about it. If we didn’t get distracted, we’d see how it really is. And how difficult it is! It’s really hard to be a person. Things happen to you all the time. And really, what keeps us going is kindness. That’s the way life is: terrible things happen, exciting things happen, a lot of things! And how to not get distracted to the point of forgetting what’s important—always—is not to get confused. When we get confused, we forget to be kind. If we’re not confused, we remember to be kind.

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