Sylvia Boorstein Offering First Online Retreat

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Feb 3, 2010
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This from MahaSangha News:

Sylvia Boorstein is one of the world’s most esteemed teachers of Buddhist wisdom and practice. In an exclusive online retreat with, she offers a summation of her years as a preeminent teacher of lovingkindness.

Lovingkindness is called metta in Pali, the original language of the Buddha. Metta is a derivative of the word for “friend.”

“Although metta has often be translated into English as ‘lovingkindness,’ ” Sylvia says, “I like thinking of it as a friendliness practice, the cultivation of a mind that is so saturated with good will that it responds uniformly to all situations with benevolence.”

This online retreat, the first ever offered by Sylvia, begins Monday, March 15. For more information or to register, visit:


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


One Response to “Sylvia Boorstein Offering First Online Retreat”

  1. Very interesting concept.