The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of…  See more details below

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In order to understand why people pray, The Energy of Prayer examines the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Arguing that prayer is not about asking some external force for what we need, but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to get what we want, the book introduces several methods of prayer. These methods are meditative in nature and reenvision prayer as an inclusive, accessible practice that is not tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation, but rather that can help anyone create a healthy life through the power of awareness and intention. Ultimately, author Thich Nhat Hanh presents prayer as more than just relaxation: is it a way to satisfy the basic human need to make a connection with something larger than our everyday self. Included are visualization and breathing exercises as well as a rich sampling of prayers, chants, and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935209126
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
491,278
File size:
244 KB

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh
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.”

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Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LindsyNJ More than 1 year ago
This book introduced me into my spiritual journey of Buddhism. It is powerful and expresses how religion is quite similar, but the way you practice is what makes you who you are. It provides various ways of praying and visualization gathas, meditation exercises and teaches you the importance of the energy of prayer. Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh and all who assisted with the development of this book. It is a wonderful read.
jjneel2605 More than 1 year ago
I loved this little book. It is a quick read and it is very enjoyable and helps get to the heart of the energy of prayer. It touches the heart of prayers in Buddhism and Christianity. Hanh has done another excellent job. Well worth the price and the time. Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took about an hour and a half to readThich Nhat Hanh reminds us that for prayer to be most benefitial it must come with mindfulness and compassion (love). Not only shows us how to make prayer most beneficial but how to make life a prayer.
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