What is the Role of Laughter in Contemplative Practice?

By Alex Tzelnic

Here is a modern koan: two friends decide to meditate alongside a dog named Jules. It is immediately apparent that Jules is unsettled by the sight of two humans sitting completely still. She begins to nudge these humans; gently at first, and then with more insistence, as if to say, snap out of it! After a few restless minutes, Jules…

Sylvia Boorstein on Laughter

By Garrison Institute

Sylvia Boorstein’s next retreat at the Garrison institute is “Integrity as the Path to Happiness,” on December 7 – 10, 2017 which she is coleading with Sharon Salzberg. “One of the things that’s true about me is that I laugh a lot,” says meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Find out why in this short video.