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You Are Here by Thích Nhất Hạnh
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May 15, 11

Read from May 14 to 15, 2011

This small book by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, is not a philosophical text but a very personal sharing from teacher to student; it seems as if you are present at a retreat, and he is speaking to you as you sit in the front row. Like his other writings, he writes of deep matters in a deceptively simple way. I particularly liked how he describes being in the present moment as entering "the kingdom of God," a familiar expression for readers who come from a Christian tradition. He speaks also of the presence of our ancestors within us, which makes possible the transformation of difficult relationships in the "past." A very powerful book.
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