Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1999 - Religion - 224 pages
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Best known for his Buddhist teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh has lived in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966. These remarkable early journals reveal not only an exquisite portrait of the Zen master as a young man, but the emergence of a great poet and literary voice of Vietnam. From his years as a student and teaching assistant at Princeton and Columbia, to his efforts to negotiate peace and a better life for the Vietnamese, Fragrant Palm Leaves offers an elegant and profound glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most beloved spiritual teachers.

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Fragrant Palm Leaves Journals 1962-1966 by Thich Nhat Hanh Though small in stature this author measure large to all who follow and love his simple style and loving words of wisdom. I have enjoyed his ... Read full review

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A unique book, often extremely well written; one of the most intimate and honest works by any major Buddhist teacher, living or dead. Journal entries range widely, covering among many other things ... Read full review


December 1962 Princeton New Jersey
January 1963 New York City
March 1964 Saigon
February 1965 Cau Kinh Village
May 1966 Saigon

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. The author of many books, including Living Buddha, Living Christ, he lives in France in the monastic community known as Plum Village and lectures and gives retreats regularly in North America.

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