The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation [NOOK Book]

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One of the few books focused completely on mindful walking and walking meditation. This revised edition of the best-selling title (nearly 80,000 copies sold to date) includes over 30 percent new material—including new walking meditation poems and practices—and provides a practical and inspirational introduction to this important practice. Written in Thich Nhat Hanh’s clear and accessible style, Long Road Turns To Joy reminds us that we “walk not in order to arrive, but walk just for walking.” Touching the earth ...
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The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation

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Overview


One of the few books focused completely on mindful walking and walking meditation. This revised edition of the best-selling title (nearly 80,000 copies sold to date) includes over 30 percent new material—including new walking meditation poems and practices—and provides a practical and inspirational introduction to this important practice. Written in Thich Nhat Hanh’s clear and accessible style, Long Road Turns To Joy reminds us that we “walk not in order to arrive, but walk just for walking.” Touching the earth with our feet is an opportunity to live in the here and now. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us to enjoy each step and each breath in order to regain peace in difficult moments. The simple practice of walking with attention and mindfulness can bring the spirit of prayer into our everyday life. This book will appeal to anyone who would like to get more out of walking, from long-time meditators to those who are just looking for a way to make their walk around the block more meaningful.

Features photographs of walking meditation from around the world.

Foreword by Robert Aitken, author of Taking the Path of Zen
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Single Ingredient Co0kbooks Beginning with Snacks and Appetizers and moving confidently through Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Main Dishes, Breads and Desserts, Mable Hoffman expands the repertory of the standard jar of Skippy, Smucker's or Jif. The Peanut Butter Cookbook contains exotic concoctions (Teriyaki Shrimp & Vegetable Pizza) as well as down-home favorites (Peanut Butter Brittle), but in every case, the ingredients are accessible and the preparation is easy. (Berkley/HPBooks, $11 paper 128p ISBN 1-55788-243-6; July) Stealing the limelight from the perennially lauded apple, Pears by Linda West Eckhardt (Bread in Half the Time) offers 60 recipes for pears, including such variations as Pear and Chicken Picnic Salad, Bosc Tarte Tatin and Pear Kuchen. Tips on buying, ripening and cooking pears, with advice on which type is best for which purpose, precede the recipes; 120 color photos by Karl Petzke. (Chronicle, $16.95 paper 132p ISBN 0-8118-0668-5; June) Health Advice Walking for physical health has become this country's most popular exercise. In The Long Road Leads to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation, Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh illuminates the spiritual benefits afforded by walking mindfully. Encouraging his readers to walk with their attention on the present and gently to resist struggling with issues of the past or problems of the future, the author offers short meditative verses and personal observations to facilitate the practice of "walking peacefully." BOMC/One Spirit selection. (Parallax Press, $8 84p ISBN 0-938077-83-X; July) In Sharks Still Don't Get Cancer: The Continuing Story of Shark Cartilage Therapy, Dr. I. William Lane, the leading proponent of shark cartilage as a weapon in the fight against cancer, continues the controversial study disclosed in his 1992 book Sharks Don't Get Cancer. He updates readers on recent developments, including his experiences with the media, the medical community and government agencies. Writing with Linda Comac, he also answers the questions people most often ask about shark cartilage treatment. (Avery, $12.95 paper 248p ISBN 0-89529-722-1; J
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935209867
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 428,955
  • File size: 4 MB

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. Previous best selling books include Savor and Happiness. 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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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    Meditative Walking

    This is a pocket book that shows you how to meditate while you are walking. I found the practice of the meditation to be similar to a biofeedback procedure that I use for chronic pain. However, The Long Road gives instructions on how to let go of anger as you are walking, as well as additional walking exercises that concentrate on conscious breathing techniques. I think that this is a practical book that everyone can use to let go of their daily stress and find peace by walking for only 30 minutes a day.

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