Books

A Handful of Quiet

A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community’s practice with children. Pebble meditation is a...

A Lifetime of Peace

A Lifetime of Peace follows the successful model established by A Lifetime of Wisdom: Essential Writings by and about the Dalai Lama. It draws on dozens of sources to collect the very best writing...

A Love Letter to the Planet

A Love Letter to the Planet is part of the Parallax Press Moments series of short ebooks. It is a passionate appeal from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for ecological mindfulness and strengthening our...

A Pebble for Your Pocket

Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the stories and mediation practices...

Anger

It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: wrong view, obsessive desire, and anger....

Answers From The Heart

We all share the experience of carrying with us the one question that has always seemingly stood in the way of the next step in our personal development, the development of our spiritual practice,...

At Home in the World

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the...

Awakening of the Heart

Awakening of the Heart is a comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha’s key sutras with contemporary commentaries and translations by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is an essential complement to Happiness, the...

Basket of Plums – Songbook

This songbook shares the practice songs of Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Community of Mindful Living in France. It includes traditional hymns, many of Thich Nhat Hanh’s well-known poems set to music, and original...

Be Free Where You Are

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. – Thich Nhat Hanh This small but powerful book is based on a talk given at a prison by Thich Nhat...

Being Peace

Since its publication in 1987, “Being Peace” has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make...

Beyond the Self

One of the Buddha’s central ideas is the importance of transcending “either/or” thinking, to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by...

Breathe, You Are Alive

According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual liberation. Breathe, You Are...

Breathe: A Thich Nhat Hanh Journal

A lovingly and artistically designed journal, Breathe features excerpts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s best-loved meditations, prayers, and poems. They are intended to inspire the user’s own personal reflections, sketches, or jotting down of favourite...

Buddha Mind, Buddha Body

In this book Thich Nhat Hanh explores the connection between psychology, neuroscience, and meditation. It opens with the question: Is free will possible? Which becomes a leitmotif as Thich Nhat Hanh explores how the...

Call Me By My True Names

“Thich Nhat Hanh’s poems have an almost uncanny power to disarm delusion, awaken compassion, and carry the mind into the immediate presence of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha”....

Calm, Ease, Smile, Breathe

Artist Logan Payne has created a portable altar in a new and imaginative way by combining her unique vision with a guided meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. The resulting set contains a six-panel fold-out...

Calming the Fearful Mind

In a time of terrorism and uncertainty, how can any of us feel truly safe? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh looks at the real roots of terrorism and fear and offers the way out:...

Chanting From The Heart

This Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in liturgy and for everyone who just wants to celebrate life and practice the art of mindful living. It contains...

Clouds in a Teacup

As soon as you open the cover of Clouds in a Teacup, you step into a contemplative journey of your own creation. Oakland, California artist and activist Brett Cook invites you to shed your...

Creating True Peace

Creating True Peace is both a profound work of spiritual guidance and a practical blueprint for peaceful inner change and global change. It is the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh’s answer to our deep-rooted crisis...

Cultivating the Mind of Love

In Cultivating the Mind of Love, Thich Nhat Hanh shares a most unusual Dharma teaching: the story of his first love. He pairs these heartfelt moments in his own life with insightful commentaries on...

Fear

Fear is destructive, and it’s a pervasive problem we all face. Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. In Fear: Essential Wisdom...

Fidelity

What does healthy intimacy look like? How we do we keep the energy and passion alive in long-term relationships? What practices can help us forgive our partner when he or she has hurt us?...

Finding Our True Home

Finding Our True Home presents a new definitive translation of the Amitabha Sutra along with Thich Nhat Hanh’s first commentary on one of the most practiced forms of Buddhism in the world, the Pure...

For a Future to Be Possible

The Five Mindfulness Trainings — to not kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants — are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. In a world marked by moral and spiritual...

Fragrant Palm Leaves

Best known for his Buddhist teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh has lived in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966. These remarkable early journals reveal not only an exquisite portrait of the Zen master as...

Freedom Wherever We Go

In Freedom Wherever We Go, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh takes the centuries-old Buddhist monastic code, the Pratimoksha, and updates it for the twenty-first century. “The Buddha,” Thich Nhat Hanh says, “needs courageous disciples...

Friends On The Path

Friends on the Path is an anthology that includes contributions from experienced Dharma teachers and Sangha (community) leaders around the world; each giving sage advice on how to build and sustain a community of...

Going Home

In Going Home Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the relationship between Buddha and Jesus by presenting a conversation between the two. In this unique way we learn how such concepts as resurrection and mindfulness...

Good Citizens

In Good Citizens, Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the foundation for an international solidarity movement based on a shared sense of compassion, mindful consumption, and right action. Following these principles, he believes, is the path...

Happiness

For the first time, all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s key practices are collected in one accessible and easy-to-use volume. Happiness is structured to introduce those new to Buddhist teachings as well as for more...

Happy Teachers Change the World

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through...

Hermit and the Well

The Hermit and the Well is a story from the time the author was a young boy in Vietnam. When his school class goes on a trip to climb a mountain, he hopes to...

Hermitage Among The Clouds

Hermitage Among the Clouds tells the story of the fourteenth century Princess Amazing Jewel, the daughter of one of Vietnam’s greatest historical Zen master kings. This beautifully written story expresses the suffering caused by...

How to Eat (Mindful Essentials)

How to Eat is part of the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, illuminating the basics of mindfulness practice. These short meditations cover everything from eating with others and enjoying our food...

How to Fight

Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humour to the ways we...

How to Live

The five bestselling handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Essentials Series, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax, are collected together for the first time...

How to Love

How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humour to the thorny...

How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials)

How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two...

How to See

How we develop misperceptions, how we can gain insight, and how mindfulness practices can help us see ourselves, each other, and the world around us more clearly are just a few of the topics...

How to Sit

The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh...

How to Walk (Mindful Essentials)

How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice....

I Have Arrived, I Am Home

With moving personal histories and photographs this book celebrates 20 years of Plum Village’s bountiful harvest of wisdom and joy in this oversized tea table book. 

Inside the Now

Written in the summer of 2013, Inside the Now contains the most recent, never before published commentaries and reflections of Thich Nhat Hanh on living in stillness and timelessness. The book begins with an autobiographical...

Joyfully Together

Joyfully Together contains a wealth of ideas, thoughts, and practical suggestions on how to live happily with other people. The wisdom in this book draws from ancient Buddhist traditions to solve conflicts large and...

Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peacespeaks to all of us who work in difficult, people-oriented jobs and shows us how to turn environments that are often filled with anger, stress, and frustration into islands of peace. Zen...

Living Buddha, Living Christ

When you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each...

Living Without Stress or Fear

A life without stress or fear may seem like an impossible dream-yet Thich Nhat Hanh has spent a lifetime proving that it is not only possible, it is also within our grasp. In Living...

Looking Deeply

In Looking Deeply, (Audio CD) recorded during meditation retreats in North America in 1987, the author delivers in his own words the Buddha’s insights into the interconnectedness between everything within and around us. Thich Nhat...

Love in Action

Love in Action is a collection of over two decades of Thich Nhat Hanh’s writing on nonviolence, peace, and reconciliation. Reflecting on the devastation of war, he makes the strong argument that mindfulness, insight, and...

Love Letter to The Earth

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...

Making Space

Find peace and calm amid the busyness of your life with this new book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Designed to be both inspiration and guidebook for those new to mindfulness practice, Making...

Master Tang Hoi

Master Tang Hoi presents an overview of the life, work and thought of Tang Hoi, the earliest known Buddhist meditation master of Vietnam. Tang Hoi was born in the region that is now Vietnam,...

Mindful Movements

Thich Nhat Hanh has developed these gentle exercises based on Yoga and Tai Chi movements, initially designed as mindful stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Mindful Movements became a popular practice to...

Moments of Mindfulness

This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved, inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompanied by...

My Master’s Robe

Zen Master, poet and peace and human rights activist Thich Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam in 1926 and joined the monkhood at the age of sixteen. Written by the author in his...

No Death, No Fear

“You would not cry if you knew that by looking deeply into the rain you would still see the cloud.” “Our greatest fear is that when we die we will become nothing. We believe...

No Mud, No Lotus

No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. “When we know how to suffer,” Nhat Hanh says, “we suffer much, much less.” With his signature...

Old Path White Clouds

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book...

One Buddha is Not Enough

How do we learn to believe in ourselves and not just rely on our spiritual teachers? One Buddha Is Not Enough is a book on how to become your own teacher and create your...

Opening the Heart of the Cosmos

Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns. He demonstrates the...

Our Appointment with Life

This easily accessible translation and commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way To Live Alone, is the earliest teaching of the Buddha on living fully in the present...

Path of Compassion

Path of Compassion is a collection of key stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s classic Old Path White Clouds, a book celebrating its 20th publishing anniversary this year. It tells the fascinating life story of Prince Siddhartha,...

Peace Begins Here

In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual,not political strength. Inspired by an ongoing Buddhist retreat...

Peace Is Every Breath

“Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.” —New York Times “Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man…. His ideas for peace, if applied, would...

Peace Is Every Step

In 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...

Peace of Mind

We can’t heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen master...

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

Peaceful Action, Open Heart shines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one of the most significant...

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community’s collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s thirty years of teaching mindfulness...

Present Moment Wonderful Moment

Developed during a summer retreat in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s meditation center in France, these poetic verses were collected to help children and adults practice mindfulness. The result is a handbook of practical,...

Reconciliation

Based on Dharma talks by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and insights from participants in retreats for healing the inner child, this book is an exciting contribution to the growing trend of using Buddhist...

Sacred Places

In this second book in our Mindful Journey Coloring Book series, Thich Nhat Hanh’s wisdom is paired with black-and-white renderings of magical places and simple interiors created by multi- faceted Berkeley, California artist Jason...

Savor

With Savor, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung show us how to end our struggles with weight once and for all. Offering practical tools, including personalized goal setting,...

Sea Libre Donde Este

This is the Spanish translation of Be Free Where You Are, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s compendium of core teachings. A transcription of a talk given at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Hagerstown, it...

Silence

The Zen master and one of the world’s most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource—silence—to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace. Many...

Stepping Into Freedom

Have you ever wished for a simpler life or an opportunity to transform the stresses of the busyness and complexity of our fast-paced society? Stepping into Freedom offers us a look at Buddhist monastic...

Sun in My Belly

On an early morning on a cloudy day, Jenny and her friend Molly play ball in a meadow. Somehow they begin to fight over the ball, and Molly storms off. Both are unhappy in...

Taming the Tiger Within

Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life-a wise and exquisite guide for...

Teachings on Love

Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and a deep understanding of the Buddha’s way of mindful living, Thich Nhat Hanh provides step-by-step practices that foster understanding and intimacy in any relationship and extend our...

The Art of Communicating

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...

The Art of Living

In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich...

The Art of Power

“Power is good for one thing only: to increase our happiness and the happiness of others. Being peaceful and happy is the most important thing in our lives and yet most of the time...

The Bells of Mindfulness

The Bells of Mindfulness is part of the Parallax Press Moments series of short ebooks. Thich Nhat Hanh presents a dramatic vision of the future of our planet, a call for environmental awareness, and...

The Blooming of a Lotus

One of the world’s great meditation teachers offers thirty-four guided exercises that will bring both beginning and experienced practitioners into closer touch with their bodies, their inner selves, their families, and the world. Compassionate...

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

The Diamond Sutra, a mainstay of the Mahayana tradition, has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion: the “diamond” can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment....

The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince is a collection of 15 stories and legends from Vietnam retold by Zen master poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. As in many of his teachings, Nhat Hanh emphasizes themes...

The Energy of Prayer

In The Energy of Prayer Thich Nhat Hanh looks at the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions and closely examines the question of why we pray. The Energy of...

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

“If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.” – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich...

The Heart of Understanding

Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. In The Heart of Understanding,Thich Nhat Hanh offers a lucid and engaging interpretation of this core Buddhist text—The Heart Sutra—which is one of the most important sutras, offering...

The Joy of Full Consciousness

In 1999 two French journalists spent time with Buddhist Zen master and Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, the community of practice he founded in southwestern France. This account of their experience...

The Long Road Turns To Joy

One of the few books focused completely on mindful walking and walking meditation. This revised edition of the best-selling title (nearly 80,000 copies sold to date) includes over 30 percent new material—including new walking...

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The Mindfulness Survival Kit

The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as “Precepts”)—not to kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants—are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat...

The Miracle of Mindfulness

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness–being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes...

The Novice

  Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step and Anger, and Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, will appreciate Hanh’s wisdom and storytelling in his novel The Novice, which contains universal themes that transcend all...

The Other Shore

This new translation of the Buddha’s most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Prajñaparamita Heart...

The Path of Emancipation

The Path of Emancipation transcribes Thich Nhat Hanh’s first twenty-one day retreat in North America in 1998, when more than four hundred practitioners from around the world joined him to experience mindfulness. This book...

The Raft is Not the Shore

A new dialogue between the radical Jesuit priest and the Vietnamese Zen master covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Buddhist-Christian relationship, including war, peace, death, Jesus, and the Buddha. Original.

The Stone Boy and Other Stories

In The Stone Boy and Other Stories, Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection of short fiction, the well known Zen monk and peace activist explores Buddhist themes of love and compassion while introducing the reader to the...

The Sun My Heart

The Sun My Heart is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s most beloved books. It was written as a sequel to Miracle of Mindfulness and contains the journey, on the path of everyday practice, from...

The World We Have

In this provocative book, noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet overheated by rapidly disappearing fossil fuels, degraded by massive overconsumption, and besieged by unsupportable...

Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen master, poet, monk and peace advocate, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who has lived in exile in France for 30 years. Through his writings and retreats he has helped countless...

This Moment Is Full of Wonders

World famous Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions of readers in the practice of mindful living. Never before, however, have his calligraphy artworks, equally renowned, been available in book form. This Moment...

Thundering Silence

In Thundering Silence Thich Nhat Hanh presents the early teachings of the Buddha on not becoming so attached to his teachings that we don’t see reality clearly anymore and become stuck in notions and...

Together We Are One

Based on four retreats that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh led specifically for people of color, this book is for people of all colors, backgrounds, and experiences who have ever felt excluded or alienated,...

Touching Peace

In Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh expands the teachings on practicing the art of mindful living begun in the best selling Being Peace by giving specific, practical instructions on extending our meditation practice into...

Touching the Earth

Though the original edition of Touching the Earth is deeply embraced by those already practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the revised edition seeks to make the exercises contained within more...

Transformation and Healing

The teachings contained in this The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness are fundamental to the practice of mediation, and constitute the foundation of all mindfulness practice. The Sutra has been studied, practiced...

True Love

In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as...

Two Treasures

This compact volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the...

Under the Rose Apple Tree

In this sequel to A Pebble for Your Pocket, Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh looks deeply at the issues that confront young people in today’s society. Applying his unique insights to anger,...

Understanding Our Mind

A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the...

Work

In Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest teachings on applied Buddhism for both the work place and daily life, chapters include dealing with workplace scenarios; dealing with home and family; encounters with strangers and with daily...

You Are Here

In this book Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, author, and meditation master, distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. “Mindfulness is not...

Your True Home

Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better—and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of...

Zen Battles

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...

Zen Keys

Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as...

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