Solid Ground Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
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In this lively and personal book, three acclaimed Buddhist teachers from different traditions come together to offer unorthodox wisdom for living well through difficult times. Sylvia Boorstein, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche draw on their own experiences with suffering, as well as their many years of practice, to illustrate how we can find serenity and compassion in even the most stressful situations. Solid Ground offers humor, insight, and practical advice as well as five guided meditations for soothing our thoughts and increasing our capacity for equanimity and joy.

Author Biography

Sylvia Boorstein: 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. Norman Fischer: Norman Fischer is co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen center, where he has practiced for many years. He was ordained as a Zen priest in 1980, and teaches Zen meditation regularly in Canada and Mexico, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. He has published six volumes of poetry and two prose books, most recently a Dharma book for and about young people called "Taking Our Places: Mentoring Young People Coming of Age." Norman is married and the father of grown twin sons. He lives with his wife near Green Gulch farm Zen center at Muir beach. Tsoknyi Rinpoche: Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, for over 15 years. He is widely recognized as a brilliant meditation teacher, is the author of two books, Carefree Dignity and Fearless Simplicity, and has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Western research, especially in neuroscience, and Buddhist practitioners and scholars.

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