Essential Mindfulness Practices
All of Thich Nhat Hanh’s key practices are collected in this accessible and easy-to-use book. Happiness is the quintessential resource of mindfulness practices.Happiness is structured to introduce those new to Buddhist teachings as well as for more experienced practitioners. Integrating these practices into daily life allows the reader to begin to cultivate peace and joy within him/herself, leading to solidity and freedom from fear, misunderstanding, and suffering.
With the practices offered in Happiness Thich Nhat Hanh encourages the reader to learn to do all the things they do in daily life with mindfulness; to walk, sit, work, eat, and drive, with full awareness of what they are doing. It can bring about a shift towards one of the principles of engaged Buddhism, a shift towards practicing mindfulness in every moment of the day and not just while ‘formally’ meditating.
Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to “try to be intelligent and skilful in your practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of search. It’s important to practice with understanding and not just for the form and appearance. Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.
- Publication Date:
- July 21, 2009
- Parallax Press