Uptight behind the wheel? Take the stress out of driving with this audio CD of mindfulness meditation practices by Spirit Rock Meditation Center cofounder Sylvia Boorstein. Through simple exercises, real-life stories of the road, and an occasional quiz, Boorstein teaches you how to work with the physical sensations and mind-states that grip every driver, from anxiety and impatience to frustration and anger. Your morning commute can actually become an opportunity to practice a calm, alert, and balanced state of mind and body.
"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'."—AudioFile