Being Peace

Being Peace

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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Being Peace is a timeless and eloquent introduction to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his most important teachings. First published in 1987 and translated into more than thirty languages, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between our own personal happiness and the state of the world around us.

Thich Nhat Hanh's key practices are presented in simple and

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Being Peace is a timeless and eloquent introduction to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his most important teachings. First published in 1987 and translated into more than thirty languages, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between our own personal happiness and the state of the world around us.

Thich Nhat Hanh's key practices are presented in simple and clear language, offering practical suggestions for creating a more peaceful world "right in the moment we are alive." Being Peace is a must-have for those interested in Buddhist practice and a perfect starting point for anyone concerned about how to create peace in themselves and the world. This newly revised edition contains an introduction by author and spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This collection of teachings by noted Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh will be eagerly read by those concerned about world peace. Rev. Thich claims that world peace starts with the individual's acquiring inner peace. He challenges the reader in warm and anecdotal dialogues:``Have we wasted our hours and days? Are we wasting our lives? . . . Practicing Buddhism is to be alive to each moment.'' Meditation, says the author, is not an escape from the difficult present but an active form of service to society, directing us to understanding and compassion toward all suffering humanity. The author terms this ``engaged Buddhism.'' Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life. For academic and public libraries. Alphonse Vinh, Yale Univ. Lib.
From the Publisher

"This book is a treasure. If you look deeply you will see in it the seeds of all Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, and the seeds of your awakenings as well."
—Jack Kornfield

"...a jewel of love and wisdom."
Small Press

REVIEWS OF ORIGINAL EDITION:
“Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life.”
Library Journal

“ …a glass of water in the desert for those interested in both Buddhism and the world.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Being Peace is distilled wisdom, the language simple and clear. This book is for everyone.”
Fellowship magazine

“[Thich Nhat Hanh] has pared down the voluminous teachings of Buddhism to their innermost core.”
—Stephen Batchelor, in Resurgence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458711298
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
470,051
File size:
4 MB

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