No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

4.4 5
by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years—and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived: What is death? In No Death, No Fear, the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death, fear, and

…  See more details below

Overview

With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years—and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived: What is death? In No Death, No Fear, the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death, fear, and the very nature of existence. Through Zen parables, guided meditations, and personal stories, he explodes traditional myths of how we live and die. Thich Nhat Hanh shows us a way to live a life unfettered by fear.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"At some point in their lives, most people are haunted by the question 'What happens after death?' Beloved teacher, poet, and activist Thich Nhat Hanh takes this question to heart in his latest book about how to understand death and stop fearing life...His advice is founded on personal examples, and guided meditations help readers grapple with the loss of a loved one, confront their mortality, and live each day to its fullest."—Tricycle

"Simple but profound."—The Denver Post

"[A] masterwork...Thich Nhat Hanh has rendered us an invaluable service by opening our hearts and minds..."—Spirituality & Health Journal

bn.com
"Our biggest fear," Thich Nhat Hanh writes, "is that we will become nothing when we die. If we think that we cease to exist when we die, we have not looked very deeply at ourselves." Exploring that deepest fear and the very nature of existence, the author of Living Buddha, Living Christ teaches readers how our fear of annihilation can actually help us learn how to conquer fear. Sound crazy? "Freedom from notions," the author gently reminds us, "is the purpose of our practice."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573223331
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
99,070
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"At some point in their lives, most people are haunted by the question 'What happens after death?' Beloved teacher, poet, and activist Thich Nhat Hanh takes this question to heart in his latest book about how to understand death and stop fearing life...His advice is founded on personal examples, and guided meditations help readers grapple with the loss of a loved one, confront their mortality, and live each day to its fullest."—Tricycle

"Simple but profound."—The Denver Post

"[A] masterwork...Thich Nhat Hanh has rendered us an invaluable service by opening our hearts and minds..."—Spirituality & Health Journal

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh has survived three wars, persecution, and more than thirty years of exile. A Buddhist monk, he is the master of a temple in Vietnam, the lineage of which is traceable across two centuries to the Buddha himself. Hanh has written more than 100 books of poetry, fiction and philosophy, wit over a million copies in print. He live in France and Vermont, He is the author of Living Buddha, Living Christ and Anger.

Read by Ken McLeod.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
EndlesswonderFC More than 1 year ago
Thich Ngat Hanh has given me a different perspective on life and all it's changes. One needs to meditate deeply into what he is saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago