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A unique take on the definition of love and its place in our daily lives. Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and a deep understanding of the Buddha's teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh's insights allow each of us to deepen our understanding and intimacy in any relationship and extend our compassion, even to those that cause us pain.

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A unique take on the definition of love and its place in our daily lives. Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and a deep understanding of the Buddha's teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh's insights allow each of us to deepen our understanding and intimacy in any relationship and extend our compassion, even to those that cause us pain.

Teachings on Love is a treasure trove of guidance for couples, families, and individuals who want to nourish the gift and strength of their relationships and deal creatively with their weaknesses and difficulties. Teachings on Love provides a time-tested path to nurture the deepest love in ourselves and in others. This revised edition includes updated and newly edited chapters as well as a new introduction by the author.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his latest book, the popular Vietnamese monk (Peace Is Every Step) undertakes a renovation of the Western understanding of the word "love." According to Nhat Hanh, "if we learn ways to practice love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we will know how to heal the illnesses of anger, sorrow, sadness, hatred, loneliness, and unhealthy attachments." Toward this end, he offers many suggestions for practicing the "Mind of Love" meditation. One of these suggestions is a practice he calls "Hugging Meditation," a kind of meditation he invented when he first encountered the practice of hugging in the United States. "Hugging Meditation" involves being mindful of the act of hugging the loved one and using hugging to nurture that loved one. Hanh's book is a rich source for providing fresh ways to think about the practice of love. (July)
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A Buddhist monk, prolific author of 30 books, and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts during the Paris peace talks, Hanh here continues his theme of peacethis time through the tool of love. His topic, how to love well, will be of interest to many, and his simple prose style is easy and soothing to read. Hanh makes a point of trying to reach his modern audience, even those without Buddhist sensibility, with refences to E-mail and faxes in his chapter on deep listening. Elsewhere he speaks of four-star hotels as nothing compared to the "abode of Brahma...a four thousand star hotel." His message is clear: love yourself and others by listening deeply, using "right" speech, and building a strong sangha (community). To stay away from harming ourselves and others he advises mindfulness and practicing the four immeasurable mindslove, compassion, joy, and equanimity. By using these disciplines, Hanh promises a sense of contentment and peace. There is honesty and beauty in Hanh's writing. Recommended for all libraries.Barbara O'Hara, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888375121
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is an expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist monk, as well as a teacher, author, poet, and peace activist. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.
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Table of Contents


Introduction Thich Nhat Hanh     ix
The Four Immeasurable Minds     1
Love Meditation     11
Self-Love     19
Love and Understanding     29
Nourishing Happiness     47
True Love     59
Deep Listening and Loving Speech     67
Living Mindfully Together     79
A Rose for Your Pocket     95
Beginning Anew     103
The Five Mindfulness Trainings     113
Community     119
Touching the Earth     131
The Three Earth-Touchings     155
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