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Thich Nhat Hanh: The Joy of Full Consciousness

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In 1999 two French journalists spent time with Buddhist Zen master and Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, the religious community he founded in southwestern France. This account of their experience shows what daily life is like in this celebrated community and provides a glimpse of the personality and teachings of the revered teacher. Thich Nhat Hanh has brou ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published November 22nd 2002 by North Atlantic Books
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Jenn
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is a biography of Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. It discusses his core teachings as well as general daily happenings at his retreat Plum Village.

I liked getting the biographical history on Thich Nhat Hanh's evolution from Vietnamese monk to Buddhist revolutionary. I think the part of the book I most enjoyed was the parts about Plum Village and the practices there. In particular I remember a specific practice of not speaking out when you are angry or hurt. Instead of retaliating immedi
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adam
Nov 15, 2016 rated it liked it
A skin deep look at a topic that can go down for miles

A good friend of mine recently lent me a copy of The Joy of Full Consciousness. My life has been extremely out of balance for a while -- too much stress and anxiety and not enough sleep. I've been mentally tired and constantly jumping from thing to thing and thought to thought for such a long time.

This book describes a Buddhist retreat in France under the leadership of a Vietnamese monk, Thuch Nhat Hanh. While written as a biography of the ma
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Mar 20, 2008 is currently reading it
Recommends it for: Doreen
Recommended to Viv by: found it in Edinburgh's "Golden"
This illuminating book gives a fascinating insight into life at Plum Village religious community in southwestern France which was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Of particular interest is the practice of "walking meditation" in which the participants experience a deepening communion with nature as they practise this each day.
Andie1040
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirit
This is one of those books you don't just "finish" and forget. You keep it available on your shelf, and keep going back to the wisdom between its pages. In the last year I have already read most of it at least twice. Enjoy.
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