Literature

Learning True Love

Learning True Love is a moving personal memoir by Thich Nhat Hanh’s right hand-woman and oldest disciple Sr. Chan Khong. It is an introduction to the mindfulness teachings and life of Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in exile, an overview to the development of the European and American...

Mindfulness as Medicine

Before she became a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Dang Nghiem was a doctor. She’d traveled far in her 43 years. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the amnesty for Amerasian children of the late 1970s, Dang Nghiem arrived in this country...

Healing

This extraordinary autobiography by Sister Dang Nghiem takes the reader from the rice fields of Vietnam to the peaceful surrounding of Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery in Plum Village where she took refuge. There she gained a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness forged in the fire of...

True Virtue

In 1988, Sister Annabel Laity became the first Western person to be ordained as a monastic disciple in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vietnamese Zen lineage. She was given the Dharma name Chan Duc, which means True Virtue. Thirty years later, Sister Annabel is a much-loved senior Dharma teacher in the...

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 author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural...

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 reflection in which we hear the voice of the young monk, poet, and community-builder struggling...

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 late twenties, My Master’s Robe is set in the heart of a peaceful monastery that...

The Stone Boy and Other Stories

In The Stone Boy and Other Stories, Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection of short fiction, Thay explores themes of love and compassion while introducing the reader to the treasures of Vietnamese culture. A previous edition was titled Moon Bamboo. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace...

Fragrant Palm Leaves

Thich Nhat Hanh has lived in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966. These remarkable early journals reveal not only an intimate portrait of the Zen master as a young man, but the emergence of a great poet and literary voice of Vietnam. From his years as a student...

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 war and conflict, the transformative potential of a commitment to practicing peace and building reconciliation,...

Path of Compassion

Path of Compassion tells the fascinating life story of Prince Siddhartha, who left his family and renounced his carefully guarded life, and after many years of spiritual seeking became the Buddha, the Enlightened One. Thich Nhat Hanh shows the Buddha as a person who deals with the same life...

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 traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through...

The Novice

The Novice is the parable of Kinh Tam a girl with a fierce determination to practice, so much so that she disguises herself as a man to become a monk, and how she became known as Quan Am Thi Kinh (Guan Yin). Through the parable of a young woman...

The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince is a collection of 15 stories and legends from Vietnam retold by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. As in many of his teachings, Nhat Hanh emphasises themes of cooperation and reconciliation, while providing a rich introduction to the mythical elements of Vietnamese culture. The stories range...

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