The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

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Beacon Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 140 pages
In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment. Even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises will help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn how to be mindful and experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

I bought this as a Kindle Daily Deal. It is a short book that is more about the philosophy of mindfulness than the actual practice. Thich Nhat Hanh shares a few techniques that may be helpful for ... Read full review

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The subtitle is "an introduction to the practice of meditation." That's a bit misleading. This is a lot more than a value-free manual. The introduction tells us this the main text was originally a ... Read full review

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Translators Preface by Mobi
Exercises in Mindfulness
Seeing with the Eyes of Compassion by James Forest

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About the author (1999)

Thich Nhat Hanh is author of Living Buddha, Living Christ and The Blooming of a Lotus.

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