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Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times is a lively and topical book that offers guidance on how to respond to the individual crises that inevitably arise in all of our lives as well as to the political, economic, and social challenges society is currently facing. The issue of difficulty in life is at the very essence of Buddhism. The first noble truth could cert ...more
ebook, 137 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Parallax Press (first published April 26th 2011)
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Lauren Teoli
Mar 08, 2013 Lauren Teoli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me get through the first three months of the year- which are always difficult for me. I have a yet-undiagnosed seasonal affective disorder.

I absolutely love Sylvia Boorstein- but she only wrote the last third of the book. I appreciated the contributions of the other authors as well- but they should be listed along with her as authors! I thought I was going to get all Sylvia all the time.

Anyway- like "Happiness is an Inside Job" and "It's Easier than You Think," I'm going to be
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Rubina
Dec 11, 2016 Rubina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wonderful book comprises of just three chapters, one each from renowned Buddhism teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer and Tsokyni Rinpoche. Each contribution provides great insights and teachings about how we can face the sufferings in our lives with equanimity, mindfulness, loving kindness and meditation.
Tobi Taylor
Feb 09, 2013 Tobi Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This rather slender volume contains three sections, each authored by a contemporary Buddhist teacher: Norman Fischer, trained in the Zen tradition; Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist tulku; and Sylvia Boorstein, a Theravadan teacher. Each teacher brings a different, refreshing perspective to the teachings of the Buddha. A good book to give to someone new to Buddhism.
Laura Siegel
There are three essays in this collection. I enjoyed the one by Norman Fischer which was about Alan Lew, one of my favorite people. Sylvia Boorstein's essay was also great as always. But I found the one by Tsoknyi Rinpoche didactic and judgmental. Two out of three is very good and this is still a great collection.
Andrea
Apr 18, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved Sylvia Boorstein's section so much I purchased more of her books. Offers practical advice that helped me find opportunities to practice during some recent challenges. Was sad when I reached the end. A very easy read for all (Buddhists and non-Buddhists).
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Sep 06, 2015 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dharma-lite.
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Pretty good meditation and Buddhist work
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