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A letter to Daniel

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Thich Nhat Hanh, My name is Zachary Crow. For the last year, I’ve been corresponding with a man on death row here in the United States. Daniel Lucas was sentenced to death in 2000 and has spent the last 13 years behind bars. He was only 19 when he committed the crime, and has spent

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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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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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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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When we practice smiling peacefully and calmly, our peace can permeate the entire universe. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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