Together We Are One

Honoring Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Connection

Together We Are One is based on teachings given to Buddhist practitioners of colour. Based on four retreats that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh led specifically for people of colour, this book is for anyone who has ever felt excluded or alienated, or anyone concerned with issues of social justice. Although Together We Are One is based on teachings given to Buddhist practitioners of colour, readers of all backgrounds and walks of life will find it an inspirational and practical guide.

In chapters focusing on honouring our ancestors, developing understanding and compassion, and seeing the world in terms of interbeing, Nhat Hanh shows how meditation and the practice of looking deeply can help create a sense of wholeness and connectedness with others.

Chapters are interspersed with mindfulness practice exercises and the personal stories of skilled writers, such as Larry Ward (author of Love’s Garden), Sr. Chan Khong (author of Learning True Love), and Rev. Hilda Ryumon Gutierrez Baldoquin (editor of Dharma Colour and Culture), about their discovery of a spiritual path, their experience of finding balance, overcoming obstacles in an unpredictable world, and maintaining and sharing insights.

Together We Are One is a valuable addition to the unique expression of Buddhism in the West.

As in all his writings, Thich Nhat Hanh does not suggest we replace traditional beliefs and customs with Buddhism, but rather emphasises that a mindful approach to daily life and interactions can help overcome misperception and separation so that we might honour and transcend our differences. Nhat Hanh’s primary focus highlights the basic how-to’s of Buddhist practice, such as mindful walking and eating, the practice of Looking Deeply, and a never before published multicultural version of the Touching the Earth Ceremony, making them accessible possibilities for a better everyday life.

Colors of Compassion is a companion movie to the film.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.

Publication Date:
May 10, 2010
Publisher:
Parallax Press
ISBN:
9781935209430

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