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My Master's Robe: Memories of a Novice Monk
In My Master's Robe we are given a portrait of Thich Nhat Hanh as a young man testing the Buddhist teachings, and planting seeds that would carry him through the ordeals of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The simplicity and clarity of monastic life provides the background against which characters are lovingly presented: the elderly cook, the Master who sews by lamplight ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Parallax Press
(first published January 1st 2002)
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Most of Thich Nhat Hanh's books have to do with helping you, the reader, live your life in a peaceful, sane, joyous way, amidst all the challenges that life brings us. I treasure this little collection of stories because it offers a more direct glimpse into the life of Thay. The stories are understated and full of caring, in all kinds of ways and situations. I only wish there had been more stories in this slim volume!
This is a simple little book of stories, filled with grace about Thich Nhat Hanh's younger days. He writes of the war, but mostly about small details of his life in a monastery and his friends there. It is always a pleasure to spend time, as a reader, with this saint of a man.
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 ...moreMore about Thich Nhat Hanh...