Peace is Every Step
By (author) Thich Nhat Hanh
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Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Book DescriptionIn 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. Lucidly and beautifully written, "Peace Is Every Step" 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 "Peace Is Every Step" 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. "This book of illuminating reminders bid us to reorient the way we look at the world...toward a humanitarian perspective." -- "Publisher Weekly"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553351392
(216mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thich Nhat Hanh
At Home in the World, Paperback (November 2016)
A collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It includes stories that span his life from his childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam to his years as a teenage novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness.
Way Out is in: Deluxe Journal, Hardback (September 2016)
An exquisitely crafted journal, with lined and patterned pages, which contains over a dozen calligraphies and quotations that celebrate the fine penmanship and inspirational teachings of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.
How to Walk, Paperback (July 2016)» View all books by Thich Nhat Hanh
How to Walk is part of a charming series of books from Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, exploring the essential foundations of mindful meditation and practise. Focussing on mindful walking, Nhat Hanh explains how this technique can diminish depression, recapture wonder and help us to express sincere gratitude.
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Author Biography - Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. The author of many books, including "Living Buddha, Living Christ," he lives in France in the monastic community known as Plum Village and lectures and gives retreats regularly in North America.
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