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Joyfully Together: The Art of Building a Harmonious Community

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In Joyfully Together, Thich Nhat Hanh explores the spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of developing a community for life. He stresses the importance of communication in all our relationships as the basis for resolving difficulties and maintaining an atmosphere of harmony in sanghas, families, and in our daily encounters.

Based on the experience of the Buddhist mona
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Parallax Press
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Vicki
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I've been reading this as we form our new sangha. It has been immensely helpful and such an example to try to live up to. These ideas also are useful in families and work groups, which Thay addresses as well. And the Ideas and processes work; a Tibetan nun told me once that Thay's monastics were the happiest she had met anywhere.
Cal
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Have read a couple other books by Thich Nhat Hanh, but this one did not do it for me. Was very basic. Simple ideas about how you should treat people and listen to them. If you read other books by him you would likely learn the same concepts in this book indirectly. Regardless the message of love and compassion shined through.
Nathan
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Really fun guide on how to live in a community with practical practices. There are certainly parts that weren't as easy to get through, but I enjoyed learning much more about how his community centers deal with the nitty gritty of living together.
Frank Jude
This offering from Thich Nhat Hanh presents some modern adaptations of practices (including group ritual) that have been used by the buddhist sangha to deal with conflict and nurture harmony among the community of practitioners. As such, it is a kind of 'working manual' for contemporary sanghas wishing to consciously engage with community relations.

For instance, our sangha here in Tucson will be creating a "Code of Ethics and Conflict Resolution" statement and is incorporating the idea of the "S
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Wonderful guide to community building.
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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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