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Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD

Founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. She is a frequent contributor to Lion’s Roar, a magazine of contemporary Buddhist thought. Her teaching emphasizes the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.

 

Upcoming Programs

Wisdom in Every Cell

Wisdom in Every Cell

October 12 - 14, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, and Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell. Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through...

Previous Programs

Wisdom in Every Cell

Wisdom in Every Cell

December 15 - 17, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, and Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell. Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through...