Sylvia Boorstein, PhD,
is a co-founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has also taught internationally for twenty-five years. She is the author of five books on Buddhism and mindfulness practice, the most recent of which is Happiness is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.
In Buddhist practice, lovingkindness, the experience of natural goodwill, is traditionally cultivated along with practices that enrich compassion, support the happiness of others, and stabilize equanimity. Together these four qualities are known as the boundless states, the Brahma-Virharas, or the divine abodes of the mind. These practices promote concentration, fearlessness, and genuine happiness.
Join us for a weekend to explore the benefits of practice. Meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and author Sylvia Boorstein will guide participants in an essential integration of meditation with daily life. UC Davis neuroscientist Clifford Saron will explore how remarkably adaptable (and maladaptive) we are and the difficulties and possibilities of change. He also will provide insights from basic neuroscience and the research work he leads investigating the effects of meditation practice on attention and emotion.