Sutras

Understanding Our Mind

A profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct...

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 and handed down with special care from generation to generation for 2,500 years. In his...

Thundering Silence

Near the end of his life, the Buddha declared, “during forty-five years, I have not said anything.”  to encourage his disciples not to get caught by words or ideas. Thich Nhat Hanh calls this “the roar of a great lion, the thundering silence of a Buddha”. The attitude of...

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 embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The...

The Other Shore

In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound, beautiful and radical new English translation of the Prajñaparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centres throughout the world. This new translation came...

Two Treasures

This volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realisations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. The sutras explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and enlightenment. The first sutra reflects the insights of...

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana sacred texts and is sometimes called “the king of sutras.” Despite this fact, there are very few commentaries in English available today. Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra’s main theme– that everyone has the capacity to become a...

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 moment. “To live alone” doesn’t mean to isolate oneself from society. It means to live...

Opening the Heart of the Cosmos

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana sacred texts and is sometimes called “the king of sutras.” Despite this fact, there are very few commentaries in English available today. Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra’s main theme– that everyone has the capacity to become a...

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its...

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 Land school. Introduced in the Buddha’s own lifetime, Pure Land practice puts us in touch...

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 chants and recitations for daily spiritual practice and for such occasions as blessing a meal,...

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. It offers us alternative ways to look at the world in its wholeness so we...

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 classic Buddhist teaching including the Diamond, Lotus, and Avatamsaka Sutras. With masterful simplicity and clarity,...

Breathe, You Are Alive

Breathe, You Are Alive outlines 16 exercises of conscious breathing that were taught by the Buddha, together with commentaries and further exercises for practicing them in every day life, in any situation. According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means...

Awakening of the Heart

Awakening of the Heart is a collection of the Buddha’s key sutras with contemporary commentaries and translations by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is an essential complement to Happiness, the bestselling collection of Plum Village meditation and mindful practices released in 2009. Awakening of the Heart captures the heart of...

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 subtle and profound teachings on non-duality. In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart...

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