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The Path of Emancipation

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"This is a book of wise and wonderful teachings, a breath of fresh air for the heart. It opens the doors to an awakened life." —Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

"Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the greatest teachers of our time. He reaches from the heights of insight down to the deepest places of the absolutely ordinary." —Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Parallax Press (first published June 1st 2000)
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Ben Tipper
Jul 06, 2017 Ben Tipper rated it liked it
Another one I didn’t quite finish because I had to leave it in Guatemala. Hanh has published over 50 books I think, and I have a feeling a lot of them are more or less very similar. That’s not a bad thing though; it’s a mirror into Hanh’s life. It’s a very simple life, and a very simple message he preaches. It’s good too, and it’s nice to be reminded of it sometimes. Even though we may already know we often forget. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this one book by him, but I would definitely rec ...more
Aug 16, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
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This book covers a 21 day retreat in Vermont with 44 people. Many wonderful teachings in this book. I received a new perspective on many Buddhist teachings. It was a breath of fresh air to see a religion that teaches tolerance, compassion, harmony, peace, gentleness, and understanding on religions, governments, individuals and groups, sexual preferences, etc.
Jan 05, 2008 Piper rated it it was amazing
i've been reading this in bits and pieces. i love that it restores a sense of agency regarding my own personal happiness. and of course, being a naturally uptight person, i need to be reminded to breathe.
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The right book at the right time, A 21-day retreat on the Sathipatha.
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Life changing clarity about how to practice.
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a book to live by.
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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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