Drawn from more than twenty of the books of Thich Nhat Hanh, these are the essential writings of one of the most popular spiritual writers of today. Thought-provoking and inspiring, this selection is aimed at the mind, body and spirit.
In 1999 two French journalists spent time with Buddhist Zen master and Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, the religious community he founded in southwestern France. This account of their experience shows what daily life is like in this celebrated community and provides a glimpse of the personality and teachings of the revered teacher. Thich Nhat Hanh has brought an awareness of Buddhism and his own brand of Vietnamese Zen to Europe, England, and the United States. Famous in the U.S. for his lectures and books, he is particularly admired for his early political activism on the part of the Vietnamese and his Buddhist teachings on forgiveness.
Through warm illustrations, friendly photos, inspiring age-appropriate activities, and the Buddhist monk's own poems, this first-of-its-kind biography introduces a great man to young children in a way they can understand and enjoy.
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk is a world famous peace activist. As the first to introduce 'Engaged Buddhism', Thich Nhat Hanhis currently residing in South France's Plum Village spiritual community. During his studies in Princeton, he supported the non-violent activities to establish peace in Vietnam after the civil war. Moving to France, he created a monastic and lay group called Order of Interbeing and Unified Buddhist Church. It was later developed in 1982 as the famous vihara and zen center called the Plum Village in South France. His books 'Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life', 'The Miracle of Mindfulness' and 'You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment' were among the best sellers all around the world. Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Here we are presenting you the most blissful and peaceful words of the Buddhist monk who always stood for concord and humanity.
A treasury of writings and teachings from the beloved Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Since Thich Nhat Hanh’s exile from his native Vietnam in 1966, this Zen Buddhist monk has gone on to become one of the most influential and beloved spiritual masters of our age. The seeming simplicity of his words belies the power of this teaching to touch the heart and mind and to inspire spiritual practice. These selections, taken from his many published works, together make up a concise introduction to all his major themes and distill his teachings on the transformation of individuals, relationships, and society. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
A collection of powerful and inspiring teachings in a convenient pocket-size book. These writings provide a wonderful overview of mindfulness in our daily lives, Buddhism and enlightenment, working with emotions and relationships, and transforming society.
The book concludes by showing how the influence of Merton and Nhat Hanh is reflected in the work of contemporaries such as Thomas Keating, David Steindl-Rast, A. T. Ariyaratne, and Joanna Macy."--BOOK JACKET.
Ein leuchtendes Beispiel für menschliche Größe und spirituelle Tiefe Er hat sein Leben dem Frieden im Inneren und in der Welt verschrieben: Der Zen-Mönch, Meditationslehrer und Friedensaktivist Thich Nhat Hanh. Geboren 1926 in Vietnam, wird er Zeuge der verheerenden Kriege in seinem Land. Das Leiden der Menschen dort prägt sein Denken und sein ganzes weiteres Leben. »Unsere Feinde sind niemals Menschen«, so lehrt er, »sondern nur menschenverachtende Ideologien und Systeme.« Schnell gerät er zwischen alle Fronten und wird von den kommunistischen Machthabern ins Exil verbannt. Von nun an reist Thich Nhat Hanh durch die Welt, um seine Botschaft des inneren und äußeren Friedens zu verbreiten. So bringt er auch die heutzutage so populäre Praxis der Achtsamkeit in den Westen, die das Leben zahlloser Menschen grundlegend verändert hat. Diese Biografie zeichnet ein berührendes Bild des weltbekannten buddhistischen Lehrers, der in vieler Hinsicht zum spirituellen, sozialen und politischen Gewissen unserer Zeit geworden ist.
What brilliant words in today’s time! Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most renowned Zen masters of today. He is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, author and a human rights and peace activist. He was born on October 11, 1926, in Vietnam. Nhat Hanh entered the monastery at the age of 16. He was ordained as a monk in 1949 after which he took the name Thich or the member of the ‘Shakya’ clan