Happiness (Google eBook)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 5, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit
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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher. With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh says, ''Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.... Joy and happiness are available to you in the here and now.''
  

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Review: Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices

User Review  - Shan White - Goodreads

One of my favorite books by Thich Nhat Hahn books, it has HELP to shape and mold the way I think of myself and the relationship with loved ones. As well as, help with my anxiety, cause at the time fo ... Read full review

Review: Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices

User Review  - stinaz - Goodreads

The blurb has it spot on: "Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present monent and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to ... Read full review

Contents

PHYSICAL
9
CONSCIOUS SITTING MEDITATION
11
RESTING AND DEEP MINDFUL RELATIONSHIP COMMUNITY PRACTICES
71

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About the author (2009)

Thich Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam on October 11, 1926. He entered Tu Hieu Temple as a novice monk at the age of sixteen. During the Vietnam War, he was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience. For this, he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments and was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam. He is a teacher, author, poet, and peace activist. He has written over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children's stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. His books include The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love and Anger, Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire, and Living Buddha, Living Christ. He founded a retreat in France called Plum Village.

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