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Touching the Earth: The Five Prostrations and Deep Relaxation

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One of the most powerful acts of devotion is also one of the most simple: bowing down and surrendering to the earth. This is the basis for The Five Prostrations, a time-honored Buddhist meditation practice that joins the mind and body. On Touching the Earth, Buddhist masters Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Ch?n Kh?ng update this ancient teaching for the modern student. You lear ...more
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Published December 1st 2004 by Sounds True (first published 1994)
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Ardi
My friend left this book in our car which led me to read into it.

I do not have a religion, but I believe in spirituality. Everyday my belief changes. I rationalise things as I go, and I accept them as I please. I do not think it is necessary for me to label myself if my faith is not set in stone. I was nurtured in a Roman Catholic environment, but never really grasped the whole ideology. This book therefore introduced me to a whole new understanding of spirituality. With Catholicism and Buddhis
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Joseph Saborio
Not actually finished, but our work with this book is done. An excellent inspirational and motivational work that looks deeply into daily life and practice, transforming them into the awe-inspiring things that they are.
At first I found Thich Nhat Hanh's invocations of the Buddha at the start of his "sections" as a bit too reminiscent of prayers for intercession. I have come to accept and understand them as, yes, a sort of request for intercession, but an intercession that must come from inside o
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I typically adore all things from Thich Nhat Hanh. For whatever reason, this cd did not touch me as deeply as some of his others. It may be that I am in a different place. I cannot say. I shall hold onto this cd and give it another try at some future date to see if it resonates more fully for me.
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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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