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Awakening of the Heart: Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

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Awakening of the Heart is a comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is an essential complement to Happiness, the bestselling collection of meditation and mindful practices released in 2009. Awakening of the Heart captures the heart of Buddhist wisdom and Thich Nhat Hanh's ...more
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Published January 1st 2012 by Parallax Press
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Mads P.
Feb 27, 2014 Mads P. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buddhists or those studying Buddhism
This book is a must-read for those interested in serious study of Buddhism. It's a thick volume, covering the essential sutras: diamond, heart, mindfulness, breathing, etc. The best thing about the book is the commentary after each sutra by the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He is able to explain complex ideas in a way that's understandable, and even poetic at times. I read this as part of a discussion group that met once a month, which was very helpful for reflecting on and understanding the sutras ...more
Mom - Joanne
Very slow reading gives a sense of real awakening


Good commentary and analogies
Taymara Jagmohan
seeds of compassion I am learning to grow, oh my sweet. :)



This book was long long long. Do I need to put another adjective/adverb there?


Okay. It was beautifully long. haha! :D


I can feel something beautiful is coming my way. Is it the dawn of Earth? My earth? :)
Thomas
This book led me to a peaceful land. I was so happy reading this book.
Kevin
One of the wisest, most compassionate books I've ever read.
Edward
One of the best dharma books written.
Alonzo
This has been a very useful and helpful book. I appreciate Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries on these key Mahayana Sutras.
Edward Sky
I have not completed this book yet but it is one of my favorite dharma books to date.
Lynette Monteiro
Amazing detail. More a practice book than something to "read".
T.
Excellent book, one to read over and over.
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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.

His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 ti
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