Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 9, 2011 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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Get away from doing and into being with this lively, down-to-earth guide to your own meditation retreat by beloved mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Presenting what Jon Kabat-Zinn has called "endearingly personal mindfulness wisdom," she offers a three-day retreat plan accompanied by timeless lessons -- always grounded in real life -- on how anyone can achieve calm, clarity and joy through meditation practices.
  

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Review: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein

User Review  - Juergen - Goodreads

Nice book on how to hold your own self-directed retreat. Great tips on practices, schedules, things that might arise when one is doing serious practice. Feels much more directed to the new yogi, or one who might be interested in deepening things. Read full review

Review: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat with Sylvia Boorstein

User Review  - Barbara Falconer Newhall - Goodreads

This is another of my big favorite books of all time. Boorstein tells great spiritual truths -- usable by Christians, Jews, atheists, and, of course, Buddhists -- through down-to-earth stories. She's very much present in this book. And she's great company. Read full review

Contents

Dont_ust Do Something Sit There
3
But Why Do a Meditation Relreat?
10
Its Only a Weekend
17
Full Day of Practice
41
Breakfast
45
Talking to Yourself
52
Nothing Is Worth Thinking About
62
There Are No InBetween Times
68
A Lust Story
83
A Sloth and Torpor
91
Choosing a Speed
99
Walking with Wisdom
105
Enlightenment
122
Going How Day 12 7
129
Resources
150
Copyright

Maintaining Mindfulness
75

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About the author (2011)

Sylvia Boorstein, teaches mindfulness and leads retreats across the United States. She is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. Boorstein is also a practicing psychotherapist. Her previous books are It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness and Don't Just Do Something, Sit There. She lives with her husband, Seymour Boorstein, a psychiatrist. They have two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

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