And who is Thich Nhat Hanh ? Anything Can Be the Object of Your Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh explains that God is happiness, and God is always … This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master…. There is no way to escape growing old. It is filled with great little stories about his life, about nothing, about beauty and the world around us so many are missing. A book that everyone should read regardless of their religion. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2018. Now this book is my every fraction of a second companion. As your mind-body stills, you begin to see clearly. As a somewhat spiritual but scientific individual, I am less interested in the abstract and belief-based values and reasoning. He is the founder of Plum Village Tradition, Parallax Press, and has published more than 150 books internationally. ... Just look at Zen master and author Thich Nhat Hanh. Mayumi Oda (Illustrator) was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1941. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Thich Nhat Hanh gives very helpful and easily remembered instructions on practising mindfulness, concentration and insight. He is a master of the art of mindful living and staying in the present moment. I will read and annotate this book and add some more to this skeletal review. While I found the book helpful in a couple ways, much of what he discussed are topics that Sam Harris and other philosophers discuss outside the realm of religion. Thich Nhat Hanh Life Quotes If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thanks to Amazon. So if you're interested in learning about mindfulness, start with this book and not a wannabe psycho pop author. Rather than a separate you doing the action of “watching” the rain, there is the splash, splash, splash. I think probably each topic deserves it's own book or perhaps it's better understood listening to a teacher. Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. I am challenging myself to learn in ways that are not my preferred learning style in order to remind myself how hard some of my students have to work to learn in ways they don't prefer. ‘The Art Of Living’ is his latest book, and since I haven’t read any of his other books, I came back feeling slightly underwhelmed. The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh, 9780062434661, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. "The Buddha said, 'Where there is a sign, there is always deception.'". To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I think (way to much) therefore I am (what are you exactly?) Like the flower, we contain earth, water, air, sunlight, and warmth. Hanh doesn't go too far with religion, but he does mention "energies" multiple times, which I find off-putting for their new-age, unproven, seemingly innacurate connotations and denotations. According to Thich Nhat Hanh, the key to the art of living can be summarized in one word: Mindfulness. The page quality is not so good. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come … Containing the essence of the Buddha's teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh's poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. Be the first to ask a question about The Art of Living. However this is my third audio book this year, which is more than all my previous years, combined. Welcome back. Thich Nhat Hanh has spent his life speaking truth to power and truth to the powerless. Unable to add item to Wish List. Savor your tea or coffee, slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves. Refresh and try again. It seemed that he repeated himself over and over again in the book. Highlights from The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh. A really good overview of Buddhist philosophy as it relates to every day life. I think The Art of Living is Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest book. Most of the book focus on mindfulness and I have to admit, even if I'm not the biggest fan of the concept and the concept if often bring in a totally wrong way by a lot of authors, this was the book that explain it the most clearly and the most trustful and loyal to the «real» concept. Recorded during an intimate family retreat, The Art of Mindful Living presents Thich Nhat Hanh's practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. I love me some Thich Nhat Hanh and his guidance, reality, straightforwardness! He read soooo slowly and I could only tolerate it when I listened to it on 1.25x reading speed (yes, I see the irony of being mindful and in the moment). While I found the book helpful in a couple ways, much of what he discussed are topics that Sam Harris and other philosophers discuss outside the realm of religion. But this book seems simplistic and flowery. Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes about Living in the Present Moment “ The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. Having only read his collection of folk tales, it was my first introduction to the words of a man who is considered one of the foremost apostles of peace. Two, I don't think I retained as much as I would have by reading a hard copy. I found the explanations of the very simple, yet powerful exercises as enjoyable as the exercises themselves. Recorded during an intimate family retreat, The Art of Mindful Living presents Thich Nhat Hanh's practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. To”, Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment. Zen meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh offers his practical teachings about how to bring love and mindful awareness into our daily experience. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Saw the 5 star rating and thought it would be good. Delivered on time. With pearls on every page. Thich Nhat Hanh, the most well-known Zen master in the world, turns his attention to the most important subject of all - the art of living. 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