Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Description:

In the rush of modern life we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment World renowned Zen master spiritual leader and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves Dirty dishes red lights and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to mindfulness the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality The most profound satisfactions the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now br br Lucidly and beautifully written b Peace Is Every Step b contains commentaries and meditations personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh s experiences as a peace activist teacher and community leader It begins where the reader already is in the kitchen office driving a car walking a part and shows how deep meditative presence is available now Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing which can bring immediate joy and peace Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us its beauty and also its pollution and injustices the deceptively simple practices of b Peace Is Every Step b encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the mindless into the mindFUL

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation Description:

In this beautiful and lucid guide Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness being awake and fully aware From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self understanding and peacefulness

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Living Buddha, Living Christ

Living Buddha, Living Christ Description:

When you are a truly happy Christian you are also a Buddhist And vice versa br Thich Nhat Hanh Buddha and Christ perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over the course of two millenia If they were to meet on the road today what would each think of the other s spiritual views and practices br br The bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider In a lucid meditative prose he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet and reawakens our understanding of both On the altar in my hermitage he says are images of Buddha and Jesus and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation Description:

b If there is a candidate for Living Buddha on earth today it is Thich Nhat Hanh b br b Richard Baker roshi b br b b br In i The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching i now with added material and new insights Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives With poetry and clarity Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion love and joy all qualities of enlightenment Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths the Noble Eightfold Path the Three Doors of Liberation the Three Dharma Seals and the Seven Factors of Awakening i The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching i is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike br br Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth br His Holiness the Dalai Lama br br Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet br Robert Lowell

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Being Peace (Being Peace, #1)

Being Peace (Being Peace, #1) Description:

Since its publication in Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature In his simple and readable style Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames Description:

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Rating: 3.43 out of 5

True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart

True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart Description:

In this little treasure Thich Nhat Hanh the renowned Zen monk offers timeless insight into the nature of real love With simplicity warmth and directness he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition lovingkindness compassion joy and freedom explaining how to experience them in our day to day lives He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way we must first learn how to be fully present in our lives and he offers simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that anyone can use to establish the conditions of love br br Thich Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk is an internationally known author poet scholar and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment Description:

In this book Thich Nhat Hanh the renowned Zen monk author and meditation master distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives Mindfulness is not an evasion or an escape he explains It means being here present and totally alive It is true freedom and without this freedom there is no happiness br br Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners this book offers a range of simple effective practices for cultivating mindfulness including awareness of breathing and walking deep listening and skillful speech i You Are Here i also offers guidance on healing emotional pain and manifesting real love and compassion in our relationships with others br br Simple warm direct and startlingly potent this book reveals the heart of the Buddhist path and helps us to reconnect with the joy and wonder of being alive regardless of life s changing circumstances br br i b Praise for Thich Nhat Hanh b i br br Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama i New York Times i br br Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha Sogyal Rinpoche author of i The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying i

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha Description:

Drawn from original sources i Old Path White Clouds i is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha s enlightenment cushion and the Buddha himself br

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

No Death, No Fear

No Death, No Fear Description:

With hard won wisdom and refreshing insight Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty five hundred years and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived What is death In b No Death No Fear b the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death fear and the very nature of existence Through Zen parables guided meditations and personal stories he explodes traditional myths of how we live and die Thich Nhat Hanh shows us a way to live a life unfettered by fear

Rating: 3.49 out of 5