“When I recognize the pain I feel because of loss,” says Sylvia Boorstein, “I am respectful of its presence and kind to myself.”
Perhaps these days of less sunlight are opportunities for more contemplative time, more looking deeply to see what can only be seen in the dark.
In the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine, 14 Buddhist teachers answer the most frequently asked questions about challenges on the spiritual path. Here, Sylvia Boorstein shares the simple way Buddhist practice has changed her.
“We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment. But by talking to one another about it, we console. It is enough.”
The message of Buddha’s Four Noble Truths is that paying attention and seeing clearly lead to behaving impeccably in every moment on behalf of all beings.
“How can I give my children hope for the future when it looks bleak?” Sylvia Boorstein on how to give our children hope in a worrying time.
Heaven is nowhere else but right here on this earth, when we live with friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
Sylvia Boorstein arrives at the airport to find her flight is delayed. What better place to work with one’s mind?
Sylvia Boorstein on how to rescue your mind when confusion overwhelms it into suffering.
“It’s very easy to get annoyed,” says Syvlia Boorstein. “Particularly with our loved ones.”