This new edition of Nhat Hanh's seminal bestseller marks the book's first update since it was released in 1987. It includes a new introduction by noted Buddhist Jack Kornfield and beautiful illustrations by internationally recognized artist Mayumi Oda. Still as timely as when it was first published over 15 years ago, Being Peace is a revelation for anyone concerned with the state of the world and the quality of life.
Reaching across all faith traditions, Small Bites teaches readers to live in a more grounded and sustainable way and offers mindfulness practices for daily life.
This is a collection of powerful and inspiring teachings from one of today's most important and beloved spiritual teachers, the Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh is the best-known Buddhist teacher in the world, and his teachings have touched millions.
Thich Nhat Hanh is known for his warm, generous, and joyful teaching style that makes his wisdom remarkably accessible and resonant to readers from all backgrounds. These selected writings are drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh's many published works and provide a wonderful overview of his teachings. This reader covers the main themes that Thich Nhat Hanh has addressed as a Buddhist teacher: mindfulness in our daily lives, Buddhism and enlightenment, working with emotions and relationships, and transforming society (engaged Buddhism).
Thich Nhat Hanh uses the teachings of ninth century Zen Master Linji, founder of the Rinzai school, to elaborate on this simple truth and to give readers tools that can help awaken them to their true inner nature.
One of the unique aspects of Linji's teaching, is the need to "wake ourselves up," not only by means of listening to enlightened teachings, but also through unique techniques such as the shout, the stick, and the empty fist.
The teachings of Master Linji bring readers back to reality and to simply being. Powerful, direct, and uncompromising, Thich Nhat Hanh's reflections on the teachings of Master Lin Chi are destined to join the ranks of classic Buddhist writings.
In both editions, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how a revered Buddhist sutra can be a profound guide to transforming ourselves and the world. Teaching universal mindfulness, he speaks with the authority which comes from the depths of a people's suffering and yet has remained open and pure. Opening the Heart of the Cosmos highlights elements of the sutra as keys to global compassion, love, and understanding, while invoking a wide range of contemporary concerns. "This is the great insight of the Mahayana," he says, "that everyone can become a Buddha."