The Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh Author:Thich Nhat Hanh Poet, Zen master, and lifelong peace activist, the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in the world. Now based at Plum Village, a meditation community in rural France, Thay ("teacher" in Vietnamese) travels widely spreading the message of "peace in every step" and "being peace"-- finding and expressing a... more » peaceful heart in everything that you do.
This special One Spirit edition contains four of Thich Nhat Hanh's works, including his best known book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, a modern classic first published in 1975. Originally conceived as a letter to a monk at the School of Youth for Social Service that Thay founded in the 1960s as an expression of "engaged Buddhism," or compassionate activism, The Miracle of Mindfulness remains one of the best primers ever written on the practice of mindfulness in meditation and daily life. It gives basic instructions on sitting and breathing; suggestions for how to spend "a day of mindfulness"; and guidelines for more than thirty specific meditation exercises.
Being Peace (1987) is a collection of talks given at various Buddhist centers during a visit to North America in the fall of 1985. It includes teachings on "the three gems - Buddha, Dharma, Sangha," on feelings and perceptions, and on awareness of all beings.
The Sun My Heart: From Mindfulness to Inside Contemplation (1988) is a companion to The Miracle of Mindfulness, aimed at helping readers bring timeless wisdom into their daily lives. In it Thay teaches how to find nourishing awareness in our work lives through the example of his own work - binding books.
Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living (1992) shows us how to live in the present and celebrate every moment, whatever the situation. We learn how to appreciate ourselves as "beautiful flowers" and to "transform our compost" - anger, hatred, depression, bigotry - through the practice of lovingkindess.« less