A tale of smoking monks teaches a lesson on mindfulness.

Sylvia Boorstein is an author, grandmother, a cofounding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is the author of several bestselling books, including "It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness," "Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There," and "That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist."
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