Road Sage: Mindfulness Techniques for Drivers

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Take the Stress Out of Driving with Simple Mindfulness Meditation Practices

On Road Sage, you take a seat next to meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein for the driver's education course you never heard in school: the essential techniques of mindfulness meditation, presented especially for anyone who drives a car.

With simple exercises, real-life stories on the road, and an occasional pop quiz, Boorstein teaches you how to work with the physical sensation and mind-states that grip every driver: anxiety, impatience, frustration, and even anger. You learn to see your morning commute as an opportunity to practice the calm, alert, and balanced state of mind and body that is the centerpiece of mindful living. There can be beautiful dharma in that traffic jam ahead, once we learn to awaken to it through these powerful practices and teachings.

So stop fuming about the car in front of you and reach your destination relaxed and aware of the magic in each moment of life—even while stuck in traffic—with America's Road Sage, Sylvia Boorstein.

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Sylvia Boorstein is an author, grandmother, and therapist. She is a cofounding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and is a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1967, and has been teaching vipassana meditation retreats since 1985. Sylvia Boorstein is the author of the bestseller It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; Don't Just Do Something, Sit There; and That's Funny You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist.

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Described as a course on mindfulness, Boorstein's program is a the Buddhist equivalent of "chicken soup for the driver"--a friendly chat about how to smell the flowers when other drivers are making you anxious, impatient or angry. Buddhist wisdom is delivered by this grandmother and therapist in a way that really connects with the listener: "How are you right now? Are you ok? Are you smiling?" There's a wonderful array of anecdotes and brief meditations that are just plain relaxing. But more valuable than all of this is the shared sense of contentment and optimism that flows out of her every word. It's a great lesson in how to make every driving experience a "beautiful dharma." T.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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