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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About 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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BODY, MIND, AND BREATH
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Table of Contents
4. Guided Sitting Meditations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.