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In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment. Even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation.
Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises will help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn how to be mindful and experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the Vietnam War his work for peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. He was exiled as a result of his work for peace but continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees. He has written more than 100 books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He now lives in France where he founded a Buddhist community and meditation centre.
"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Translator's Preface by Mobi Ho - vii
1. The Essential Discipline - 1
2. The Miracle is to Walk on Earth - 11
3. A Day of Mindfulness - 27
4. The Pebble - 33
5. One is All, All is One: The Five Aggregates - 45
6. The Almond Tree in Your Front Yard - 55
7. Three Wondrous Answers - 69
Exercises in Mindfulness - 79
Nhat Manh: Seeing with the Eyes of Compassion by James Forest - 101
Selection of Buddhist Sutras - 109
ISBN: 9780712647878 ISBN-10: 0712647872 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 160 Published: 8th August 1991 Publisher: Ebury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1