Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D., is a co-founding teacher 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 for Shambhala Sun, lectures widely, and is the bestselling author of Pay Attention, for Goodness Sake; Its Easier Than You Think; Dont Just Do Something, Sit There; and Thats Funny, You Dont Look Buddhist. A practicing psychotherapist, Boorstein is a frequent presenter at psychology conferences and training seminars. Sylvia and her husband, Seymour, divide their time between Sonoma County, California, and their home in France.
From the Hardcover edition.
How can we stay engaged with life day after day? How can we continue to lovekeep our minds in a happy moodwhen life is complex and often challenging?
These are questions that Sylvia Boorstein addresses in Happiness Is an Inside Job
. In more than three decades of practice and teaching she has discovered that the secret to happiness lies in actively cultivating our connections with the world, with friends, family, colleagueseven those we may not know well. She shows us how mindfulness, concentration, and effortthree elements of the Buddhist path to wisdomcan lead us away from anger, anxiety, and confusion, and into calmness, clarity, and the joy of living in the present.