Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

Through this selection of his writings, Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who has been living in exile in France for over forty years, teaches us to find peace that is available in every moment. Even the simplest of everyday tasks -- doing dishes, being stuck in traffic, drinking a cup of tea -- can have meaning and joyfulness. Focusing on conscious breathing, living in the present moment, and having mindfulness, Nhat Hanh discusses our relationships with others and the world we live in, including its suffering and injustices. This book presents simple ideas to work toward peace and compassion, and these principles are not just for Buddhists but can be applied across religious traditions.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: BQ5410 .N46 1992
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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