How One Not Only Can Survive but Thrive: A Buddhist Approach To Happiness with Dan Harris and Sylvia Boorstein with Jerry Webster, PhD


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: How One Not Only Can Survive but Thrive: A Buddhist Approach To Happiness with Dan Harris and Sylvia Boorstein

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Webster

Brought to you by Odyssey   

February 06, 2024 - March 05, 2024 (5 Sessions)  

Tuesday,  6:30 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Dan Harris made his name known nationally in his work for ABC News, such as anchor for Nightline and co-anchor for Good Morning, America. He led the network in reporting on religion, especially evangelicalism. He ventured into Buddhism, and, unexpectedly, in it, he found a path, meditation, to help work with the often traumatic occupational hazard of being a newscaster/journalist. In his work 10% Happier, his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Harris gives his view of the Buddhist path’s rewards and hazards while providing his analyses of his encounters with such meditation luminaries, such as Eckart Tolle, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and the Dalai Lama. In her work Happiness Is An Inside Job, Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist Sylvia Boorstein explores the Buddhist path of happiness more deeply. What particularly stands out is her straightforward, catalytic exploration of how the Buddhist concept of how happiness transpires in our everyday lives. Thich That Hahn said, “Sylvia Boorstein is an excellent teacher of Buddhist practice because she teaches from her own experiences of her own practice.” Meditation instruction and practice will be part of the class.


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 Event Date
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
6:30pm EST

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
8:30pm EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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