A reader asks Sylvia Boorstein: “What’s the point of practice if it’s not making me a better person?”
Sylvia Boorstein addresses a mental affliction we don’t often talk about in spiritual terms. It’s a big problem for her, and maybe for you—worrying.
When your mind is prey to what the Buddha called “unwholesome states” like fear and despair and you feel like you’re losing heart, Sylvia Boorstein says, it’s time to cut yourself some slack.
Sylvia Boorstein unpacks the foundational Buddhist teaching “Recognize unwholesome states in the mind and replace them with wholesome states.”
Sylvia Boorstein looks at the paradoxes and subtleties in the central Buddhist concept of no-self.
Regularly remind yourself of your intentions, advises Sylvia Boorstein. It’s the key to keeping your life on target.
Sylvia Boorstein offers advice to a parent who is disappointed in their adult children.
Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein on 5 styles of habitual reaction—and how to find freedom from yours.
Sylvia Boorstein on how to rescue your mind when confusion overwhelms it into suffering.
Sylvia Boorstein shows us how, with practice, we can glimpse new ways of relating to loved ones, even when we’re stuck.