Sylvia Boorstein, founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, is known for the warmth, wisdom, and laughter that infuse her practice. She has written five books on Buddhism and mindfulness, and her life experiences includes chemistry, mathematics, social work, psychotherapy, Hatha yoga, and political activism.
This July, Sylvia will lead two complementary Esalen workshops. In the first, she introduces a suite of Buddhist practices called The Divine Abodes of the Mind: lovingkindness, compassion, support for the happiness of others, and equanimity. These practices promote peace, happiness, and our fullest potential. The second workshop, co-led with cellist Barbara Bogatin and neuroscientist Clifford Saron, illustrates the benefits of meditation practice using an integrative, music-filled model.