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The Art of Mindfulness

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This selection from Thich Nhat Hanh’s bestselling The Art of Power illuminates the core Buddhist concept of mindfulness for the Western reader

In The Art of Mindfulness, one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in the world, Thich Nhat Hanh delivers a life changing practice to overcome our overdriven mind, to let go of preoccupations and multitasking and focus solely on th
ebook, 48 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by HarperOne
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I listened to this book as an ebook download to my Nook. It is a lecture, so to speak, by Thich Nhat Hanh and I was glad to be able to listen to him because I really got a sense of the author, you could tell when he was smiling or thought something was a bit humorous and you could hear him pause to be thoughtful over choosing his words. Also, the audience responded to his words with laughter and approval. The sound of the bell reminds one to breathe and to practise what he is explaining. My favo ...more
He is an incredible writer here focusing on what can clearly be considered a lifesaving topic.
Simple, quick, but lots in this tiny book.
A short read, but a great reminder of things important.
Life changing book, need to read more by Thich Nhat Hanh
I was glad to find a summary format book on Thich Nhat Hanh's practice of mindfulness since I want to read a million other things as well as his works, but somehow this brief summary felt really scewed towards business people (perhaps that's the idea behind HarperOne Select) and just didn't leave me with a good impression, nor led me to want to read the full book.
Maryann Moffit
Simple and practical

It is well written, easy to follow guide for being more mindful. I hope to use these guidelines in days ahead.
I loved the audio version. I'm taking away many new techniques and perspectives.
I enjoyed the comparison and explanations. The most interesting being the concept not of perfection that is important; the concept of mindfulness and action accordingly be a constant practice. So staying with the practice is more important than perfecting it.
Bernie Gourley
This is very brief work on mindfulness. It mostly talks about five mindfulness exercises. There were a few items of food for thought.
Rebecca Seifert
Great introduction and simple explanation of mindfulness practice. Would love to learn more.
Listened to the audio version of what I think is this same book
Lisa Celaya
Good but too short. Looking forward to read other titles.
Concise, direct, eminently useful.
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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
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“According to the Buddha, life is available only in the here and now, the present moment. He said, “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.” If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life.” 2 likes
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