How to Sit

How to Sit

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and

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The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and insights. This pocket-sized book is perfect for those brand new to sitting meditation as well as for those looking to deepen their spiritual practice.

With sumi ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.

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The Mindfulness Essentials have appeared on each of the Regional Independent Bookstore Trade Association bestseller lists in 2015:
GLIBA Great Lakes
MIBA Midwest
MPIBA Mountains and Plains
NAIBA New Atlantic
NCIBA Northern California
NEIBA New England
PNBA Pacific Northwest
SCIBA Southern California
SIBA the South as well as the NPR Bestseller list, the San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller list, the Boston Globe Bestseller list, the LA Times Bestseller List and the extended New York Times Bestseller List. They’ve been featured in Brain Pickings and the Utne Reader.com among many other websites.

From the Boxed Set edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937006587
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
76,068
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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BODY, MIND, AND BREATH

In our daily lives, our attention is dispersed. Our body is in one place, our breath is ignored, and our mind is wandering. As soon as we pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in, these three things—body, breath, and mind—come together. This can happen in just one or two seconds. You come back to yourself. Your awareness brings these three elements together, and you become fully pres¬ent in the here and the now. You are taking care of your body, you are taking care of your breath, and you are taking care of your mind.

From the Boxed Set edition.

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Be Free Where You Are and Peace of Mind. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France. Nhat Hanh has been teaching the art of mindful living for more than 70 years.

Jason DeAntonis is an award-winning Bay Area artist, known for his sumi ink illustrations, and his fine carpentry and custom furniture. He has also worked in sculpture, costume design, glass blowing, painting, printmaking, and book illustration. His work has appeared in Mindfulness in the Garden, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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How to Sit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For beginners or experienced meditators...the clear, practical words of Thich Nhat Hanh will be just what you need to start or continue your practice. So glad I bought it, and will likely gift a copy or two in the future.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Mindful Sitting Now that I have read it through, this book sits nicely on my shelf between Buddhist books like Rengetsu and body work books like Human Movement Potential. The takeaway for me was that mindfulness benefits all aspects of life, including sitting! Hanh illustrates how to sit in different types of chairs and explains why many people have a fear of sitting.