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This is a collection of powerful and inspiring teachings in an appealing, convenient pocket-size book from one of today's most important and beloved spiritual teachers, the Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh is the best-known Buddhist teacher in the world, and his teachings have touched millions.

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Shambhala
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Martin Luther King Jr. nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize. And I can see (read) why.
Learning Buddhist principles on living how to live a meditative, peaceful, joyful life. Dealing with anger and anxiety. Practical exercises make this book another must have.
Jacqueline Bodnar
Feb 15, 2014 Jacqueline Bodnar rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book! I love how it is so concise, yet contains so much insight and direction. This book takes the some of the best messages that he has shared and puts them into one easy to read book. This should be required reading for every person on the planet. The information is just that good and can be used for spreading peace, compassion, and in creating a better world. Two thumbs way up! I also found many wonderful quotes in this book.
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This is the second book that I read in Plum Village, France. What a joy to read. I love this book so much, another beautiful book by the Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Next to His Holliness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh is the best-known Buddhist teacher in the world and his teachings have touched millions, all around the world. Thank you so much Thay.
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This is one of my favorites! It covers a wide range of topics compressed into a shorter version. I highly recommend the read!
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this is one of the most profound little books I have ever read. It deeply impacted the way I interact with the world.
Jun 20, 2016 Tory rated it it was amazing
I think this would be a valuable read for most everyone I know. Even if you're not Buddhist, this book can serve as a little toolbox for your mind when going through the bumps of everyday life.
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Perfect purse reference for when. I need a reminder to be present.
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Very nice primer.
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Mar 01, 2014 Michael Kaplan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Any book by this renowned Buddhist monk from dealing with difficult emotions to the path of happiness provides clear, easy to understand and simple to adopt methods.
You find yourself asking, 'how does he simplify such complex issues'
What a joy to read. He even has a group on Facebook that adds to the discussion.
Only 2 things ruin our lives: acting without thinking and thinking but not acting.
Dec 09, 2012 Shea rated it it was amazing
'Delightful' is probably the word for this little gem. Can't think of anyone with a soul who couldn't crack at least one smile from this book.
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Everything you need in the palm of your hands - clean & concise practices
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Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years. Born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo, Thích Nhất Hạnh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thiền) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích is an honorary ...more
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“Life is too precious for us to lose ourselves in our ideas and concepts, in our anger and our despair. We must wake up to the marvelous reality of life. We must begin to live fully and truly, every moment of our daily lives.” 1 likes
“Our presence here means the presence of all our ancestors. They are still alive in us. Every time we smile, all the generations of our ancestors, our children, and the generations to come—all of whom are within us—smile too. We practice not just for ourselves, but for everyone, and the stream of life continues.” 1 likes
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