Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment [NOOK Book]

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Buddha Mind, Buddha Body expands upon the themes in Thich Nhat Hanh?s book Understanding Our Mind. It opens with the question: Is free will possible? This concept becomes a leitmotif as the author considers 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 conditions for our own happiness. Nhat Hanh discusses the connection between psychology, neuroscience, and meditation. He describes ...
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Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment

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Overview

Buddha Mind, Buddha Body expands upon the themes in Thich Nhat Hanh’s book Understanding Our Mind. It opens with the question: Is free will possible? This concept becomes a leitmotif as the author considers 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 conditions for our own happiness. Nhat Hanh discusses the connection between psychology, neuroscience, and meditation. He describes the importance of creativity and visualization in a successful meditation practice, presents basic Buddhist practices (particularly walking and sitting meditation), and writes movingly about the importance of brotherhood and sisterhood in finding love, happiness, and harmonious coexistence with others. Punctuated with memorable stories from the life of the Buddha as well as anecdotes and observations from his own life, Buddha Mind, Buddha Body conveys powerful life lessons in Nhat Hanh’s characteristically light, humorous style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935209256
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 533,655
  • File size: 331 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, sixty in English, including Being Peace, Old Path White Clouds, Anger, and No Death, No Fear. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on “the art of mindful living.” On October 11, 2006 he celebrates his 80th birthday.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Sylvia Boorstein     vii
Two Feet, One Mind     1
How the Mind Works     5
Finding Your Mind     17
The River of Consciousness     31
Perception and Reality     47
Your Chance for Free Will     67
The Habit of Happiness     85
Walking with Buddha's Feet     103
Exercises for Nourishing Buddha Body and Mind     121
Walking Meditation     121
Touching the Earth     124
Deep Relaxation     132
The Verses on the Characteristics of the Eight Consciousnesses     137
The Fifty-one Mental Formations     143
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