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Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  260 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" expands uponathe themes inaThich Nhat HanhOCOsabook "Understanding Our Mind." It opens with the question: Is free will possible? This concept becomes a leitmotif as the authoraconsiders how the mind functions and how we can work with it to cultivate more freedom and understanding, how to be in closer touch with reality, and how to create the condi ...more
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Published March 1st 2009 by Parallax Press (first published 2002)
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Christine Beevis Trickett
Sep 06, 2015 Christine Beevis Trickett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
So much here to absorb...Only beginning to scratch the surface of what he writes about. Learning to live more mindfully, with more compassion, gratitude and presence. We all have the Buddha within us and can walk in his footsteps. We can all live as though every moment is a miracle

The concepts of non-self and inter-being are probably the ones I'm most struggling with, in my western-educated mind...
Jul 26, 2010 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here's my review from Wildmind:

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment offers instructions on dwelling in the body and mind, on metta (or universal lovingkindness), and on Thich Nhat Hanh’s distinctive teaching on “interbeing.” The book includes–as bookends, teachings on walking meditation–but many other practices are discussed in between. The book is in fact quite a collection of Dharma teachings.

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La saggezza orientale sta nella semplicità e nell'applicabilità dei concetti espressi a tutti gli ambiti della vita e questa opera traspira saggezza orientale, ed il linguaggio con il quale è scritto è così diretto e allo stesso tempo illuminante che farne una recensione, anche una semplice sinossi, diventa difficile, infatti io non credo di essere in grado di fare tanto; è la forza della semplicità, non è facile riassumere qualcosa che è già così semplice e diretto.

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Dec 11, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I once read a review of another book by Thich Nhat Hanh that claimed that, although the book was beautiful and helpful, most books by Thay were, in essence, the same ideas repackaged over and over again. I would argue that that is NOT the case with this book. Buddha Mind, Buddha Body delves much deeper than any others I have read by Thay into Buddhist psychology. As usual, Thay writes with poetic language and expresses advanced concepts with apt metaphors that make it easier for the lay person t ...more
Aug 06, 2012 Tushar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, my 2nd read on this topic and some more morals learnt, the religion unlike others turns out to be more practical and real. Waiting for my next book ie Confessions of a buddhist atheist which will further set the course of my study on this amazing topic.
Jun 10, 2010 Dona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thich Nhat Hanh deserves the many accolades that he receives. This book delivered what its blurb promised. "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body emphasizes the importance of creativity, visualization, and meditation, and offers concrete exercises to improve mental clarity and restore our mind/body harmony."
Srijal Sahu
Jun 21, 2016 Srijal Sahu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wisdom is inside you. All you gotta do is look in. The concepts of the book are difficult to understand for someone who hasn't stepped in spirituality yet. But once you start understanding what thich Nath Hanh is up to, you will just be mesmerized.
Aug 01, 2008 Belle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really engaging and really got me interested in the ideas of Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh seems like a great teacher who is very thoughtful. The ideas and metaphors are completely fascinating and make you consider things in a way that you probably never would have otherwise.
Mike Lawrance
be mindful every moment
Walter Burton
Jun 01, 2015 Walter Burton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great follow up to Understanding the Mind. Provides summary of concept and application to follow.
Pencerahan sejati
step by step to peaceful
Jun 21, 2015 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wave metaphor is the most compelling concept so far.
Jay M
Jan 27, 2014 Jay M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great book that teaches one self on how to be mindful and to live in the moment. I did find some content a bit too in depth.
Nugra Sattana
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Mar 06, 2014 T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The concepts in this book are a little more difficult than in some of Thay's other books, but they are presented in his usual clear manner. Excellent dharma reading for improving one's practice.
Sumanth Ƀharadwaj
I am no one to speak on this. I feel bad for having rated it... the word Magnanimous comes to mind...
I never actually finished it, but I was sick of it lingering in my "currently reading" shelf since I've moved on.
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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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