A Lifetime of Peace: Essential Writings by and about Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Lifetime of Peace follows the successful model established by A Lifetime of Wisdom: Essential Writings by and about the Dalai Lama. It draws on dozens of sources to collect the very best writing by and about Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. This timely collection is both a political and spiritual handbook which encompasses all of Thich Nhat Hanh's major themes—mindfulness, love, truth, compassion, and peace on earth. In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Hanh for...

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Overview

A Lifetime of Peace follows the successful model established by A Lifetime of Wisdom: Essential Writings by and about the Dalai Lama. It draws on dozens of sources to collect the very best writing by and about Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. This timely collection is both a political and spiritual handbook which encompasses all of Thich Nhat Hanh's major themes—mindfulness, love, truth, compassion, and peace on earth. In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the monk's lifelong efforts to encourage peace and reconciliation around the world. This important collection will not only present Hanh's writing about his experiences during the Vietnam War and excerpts from his journals, but also collect a range of other highlights, such as his advice for those entering into meditation practice and his unique insights into Buddhist and Christian theology. But above all, A Lifetime of Peace is a timely and thought-provoking examination of the nature of peace—both as an inner state of being and as a real condition in the world.

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Publishers Weekly
This collection of musings, poetry and interviews has the main ingredient needed for a successful anthology-a fascinating subject. Thich Nhat Hanh is the renowned Buddhist monk who was exiled from his homeland of Vietnam in 1966 because of his global peace activism. The following year, Martin Luther King Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize. For the past three decades, the monk has taught his own form of "engaged Buddhism"-which means applying Buddhist teachings to social problems. Known to his students as "Thay" (the Vietnamese word for teacher), this small and drably dressed man has become one of the most admired spiritual teachers of the world. His writings on peace, anger, suffering and mindfulness (many of which appear in this collection) have universal appeal because of his calm voice, clarity and endearing humility. So veteran editor Willis (Explore: Stories of Survival from off the Map) had a dream combination-a great man and a great writer. She also had a previous model-that of A Lifetime of Wisdom, Essential Writings by and About the Dalai Lama, from the same publisher. Despite all this collection had going for it, it falls short of its potential. Its main shortcoming is the lack of a clear thematic structure; the anthology reads like a series of scavenged writings rather than a satisfying whole. Even so, everything Thich Nhat Hanh writes is a singular Zen delight, as are many of the other entries, especially the interviews with bell hooks and the editors of Tricycle, the Buddhist Review. (Nov.) Forecast: Fresh from a U.S. tour for Creating True Peace, Hanh's other major fall title, and with the paperback edition of 2002's No Death, No Fear still gracing PW's religion bestseller list, Hanh is a major figure in the Buddhist world. His books have sold a total of more than a million copies. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569244418
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,042,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
from Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals 1962-1966 1
from Call Me By My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh 31
from The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist Christian Awareness 39
from The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation 67
from Being Peace 87
A Rose for Your Pocket 103
from The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist Christian Awareness 113
from Love in Action: Writing on Nonviolent Social Change 123
from Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living 133
from Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living 145
Interbeing: An Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh by the editors of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review 157
from For a Future to Be Possible: Commentaries on the Five Wonderful Precepts 175
from Living Buddha, Living Christ 191
Mindfulness Bell: A Profile of Thich Nhat Hanh 211
from Be Free Where You Are 223
On Building a Community of Love 235
from Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames 251
What I Would Say to Osama bin Laden: An interview with Thich Nhat Hanh 261
from Friends on the Path: Living Spiritual Communities 273
Man Is Not Our Enemy 295
from No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life 309
Acknowledgments 325
Permissions 326
Bibliography 329
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