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

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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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From the inside cover: Sylvia Boorstein teaches mindfulness and leads retreats across the United States. She is a co-founding teacher (with Jack Kornfield) at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in ... 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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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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