This is a collection of the talks Thich Nhat Hanh gave to peaceworkers and meditation students during his tour of Buddhist centres in the US in 1985. Most of the talks were delivered to groups of students who were together for several days practising sitting and walking meditation, eating meals silently, and discussing how to create a more peaceful world. The teachings presented in the book are designed to provide an antidote to busy lives and to an often anthropocentric way of seeing things.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese poet, bestselling author and peace activist, has been a Buddhist monk for over 40 years. He was chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the Vietnam War and was nominated by Dr Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966 he visited the US and Europe on a peace mission and was unable to return to his native land. Today he heads Plum Village, a meditation community in south-western France, where he teaches, writes, gardens and aids refugees worldwide.