Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, where she leads a popular weekly class Wednesday mornings. She is a Senior Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She teaches and lectures nationally on Buddhism and mindfulness. Beloved by her students, she has a special ability to illustrate how we can be mindful standing in a grocery store checkout line as well as sitting on a meditation cushion.

A practicing psychotherapist since 1967, Boorstein has a Ph.D. in psychology, and has been a presenter at the American Psychiatric Association. Widely respected by her peers, she is often a keynote speaker at Interfaith, Buddhist, and meditation conferences. Her latest book is Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

Sylvia and her husband Seymour, who is a psychiatrist, have two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. They live in Sonoma County, California.