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New Book: How To Sit

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The first thing to do is to stop whatever else you are doing. –Thich Nhat Hanh How to Sit is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces beginners to and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by

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Is Nothing Something?

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Is Nothing Something? : Kids’ Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything In-between In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to

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Moments of Mindfulness

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We have the ability to work wonders. If we live mindfully in everyday life, walk mindfully, are full of love and caring, then we create a miracle and transform the world into a wonderful place. —Thich Nhat Hanh This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen Master

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Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present

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In Peace of Mind, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to fee truly alive in each moment. Combining ancient Buddhist wisdom and current scientific thinking, he offers concrete practices for how to relieve stress and cultivate joy. Peace of Mind provides a foundation for understanding

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Mindfulness Survival Kit: Five Essential Practices

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With this book Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh contributes to current thinking on how we can define secular guidelines that will allow us to create a compassionate, and healthy way of living. The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as “Precepts”) are the basic statement of ethics in Buddhism. Nhat Hanh discusses the value and

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Zen Battles

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One of the key tenets of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism is that each one of us is already a Buddha—our enlightenment is inherent within us, and the practice of mindfulness is the tool to bring this truth to our full awareness. While it can bring much relief, this simple statement does not preclude

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The Art of Communicating

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In this book, The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh states: ‘Loneliness is the suffering of our time. Even if we’re surrounded by others, we can feel very alone. We are lonely together.’ He explains how technology supplies us with many ways to help us stay connected – such as the Internet, e-mail, video conferencing,

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Now I See–Meditation on Time

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“Now I see” means that until now, I did not see. Why not? I may have been looking for a very long time, but still I did not see. Perhaps because now I am not looking anymore, I begin to see. What is it that I see? What is it that I have been looking

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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth A Collection of Essays Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee NOW AVAILABLE at spiritualecology.org Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can

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Love Letter to the Earth

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While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the “environment,” as it

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If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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