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Awakening of the Heart: Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

4.63 of 5 stars 4.63  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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
Alycee Lane
A clear and accessible analysis of nine essential Buddhist Sutras. Thich Nhat Hanh has a real gift for being able to explain difficult Buddhist principles (like those espoused in the Heart and Diamond sutras) in an engaging and simple way. I enjoyed this work and am sure I will return to it again and again.
Taymara Stephania  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? :)
This book led me to a peaceful land. I was so happy reading this book.
One of the wisest, most compassionate books I've ever read.
One of the best dharma books written.
This has been a very useful and helpful book. I appreciate Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries on these key Mahayana Sutras.
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".
Excellent book, one to read over and over.
Enjoyed this immensely .
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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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