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Answers from the Heart
Answers from the Heart: Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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What is the right way to live? How do I balance my work and my family? Why do I worry, even when everything is okay? How can I repair my relationship with my parents? In Answers from the Heart, each answer is a conscise summary of Thich Nhat Hanh's own insight based on his lifetime of practice. Together, the question and answers provide a useful guide for dealing with concrete problems, an accessible way into Buddhist teachings, and a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher.
Cultivating the Mind of Love: The Practice of Looking Deeply in the Mahayana Buddhist Tradition
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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The Practice of Looking Deeply in the Mahayana Buddhist Tradition
In "Cultivating the Mind of Love," Thich Nhat Hanh shares heartfelt moments in his own formation-drinking the clear water of a hermit's well; seeing a drawing of the Buddha on the cover of a magazine; becoming a monk to practice for his generation, his society, and the world; and falling in love. Interweaving these episodes with a close examination of key Mahayana Buddhist texts, including the "Diamond," "Lotus," and "Avatamsaka Sutras," Thich Nhat Hanh helps the reader understand the "interbeing and interpenetrating" nature of all that is, overcome the notions that stand in the way of direct experience, and enter the "Avatamsaka realm of ultimate reality." With masterful simplicity and clarity, he shows us ways to cultivate our own "mind of love" and bring joy and hope to ourselves and many others.

Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen master, poet, and peace activist, has been a monk for 50 years. In 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Ir. He lives in southwestern France where he teaches, writes, gardens, and works to help those in need. He travels regularly leading retreats on "the art of mindful living." He is author of Being Peace, Peace is Every Step, Old Path White Clouds, The Sun My Heart, and many other books.

Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
By: Batchelor, Stephen
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Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty
"The Faith to Doubt" explores the limits of what can be said about Buddhist experience. "Faith" is not an unquestioning belief in something, but the resolve to question whatever presents itself. "Doubt" is not mere indecision, but the very uncertainty about what it is that reads these words.
Fragrant Palm Leaves
Fragrant Palm Leaves
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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'Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. he is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brother-hood, to humanity."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices
Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to "try to be intelligent and skillful in your practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of investigation. Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart. With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing.

How to Sit, Thich Nhat Hanh
Hot to Sit (pocket)
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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To sit is to restore ourselves, to become fully present and fully alive in the here and now.Thich Nhat Hanh
Interbeing: Precepts for Everyday Living
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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This small book is one of the gems of spiritual literature. Thich Nhat Hanh's Buddhist precepts of acceptance, patience, and extending oneself are as necessary as rain to parceled earth. Short, sweet,and direct. . .a book to read and treasure."
Formulated bv Thich Nhat Hanh during the Vietnam War, the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing are a penetrating expression of traditional Buddhist morality coming to terms with contemporary issues. In this new third edition, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces the term "mindfulness trainings" for "precepts."
Love Letter to the Earth Thich Nhat Hanh
Love Letter to the Earth
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Love Letter to the Earth" is Thich Nhat Hanh's passionate appeal for ecological mindfulness and the strengthening of our relationship to the Earth. While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point.
Old Path, White Clouds
Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Old Path White Clouds" presents the life and teachings of Guatama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. "Old Path White Clouds" is destined to become a classic of religious literature.
One Buddha is not Enough: A Story of Collective Awakening  By: Thich Nhat Hanh
One Buddha is not Enough: A Story of Collective Awakening
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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How do we learn to believe in ourselves and not just rely on our spiritual teachers? This question was answered in August 2009 when over a thousand people came to Colorado to spend a week with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, only to find he was in the hospital and wouldn't be able to lead the retreat. The result of this event is One Buddha Is Not Enough, a book on how to become your own teacher and create your own community. One Buddha Is Not Enough offers fresh and original insights on topics such as handling grief, strengthening relationships, dealing with anger and other strong emotions, and finding happiness in the present moment. Far-reaching in its implication and tremendously encouraging, One Buddha Is Not Enough is a true expression of American Buddhism: we already contain all the insight and wisdom we need. We are surrounded by the people who can help us on our journey. Sometimes all it takes is a wake-up call to remind us of what we are capable.
Opening the Heart of the Cosmos
Opening the Heart of the Cosmos: Insights on the Lotus Sutra
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered Mahayana sutras and is sometimes called "the king of sutras." Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh's insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns. He demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of Buddhist teachings to today's issues, from the Palestinian-Israeli tragedy to the threat of terrorism and the degradation of our environment.
Present Moment; Wonderful Moment
Present Moment; Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Present Moment, Wonderful Moment" is an inspiring handbook of "gathas," or "mindfulness verses," with commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh. Reciting these poetic yet practical verses can help us slow down and enjoy each moment of our lives.
Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
By: Sulak Sivaraksa
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Sulak Sivaraksa, founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and winner of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, takes on such issues as the "religion of consumerism," indicating solutions to a wide range of political, economic, and social problems. "Seeds of Peace offers his most passionate writings.
Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times
Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times
Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, Tsoknyi Rinpoche
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In this lively and personal book, three acclaimed Buddhist teachers from different traditions come together to offer unorthodox wisdom for living well through difficult times. Sylvia Boorstein, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche draw on their own experiences with suffering, as well as their many years of practice, to illustrate how we can find serenity and compassion in even the most stressful situations. Solid Ground offers humor, insight, and practical advice as well as five guided meditations for soothing our thoughts and increasing our capacity for equanimity and joy.
Sun My Heart
Sun My Heart
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Thich Nhat Hanh, poet, Zen Master, and chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the war, was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of Being Peace, Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire, The Heart of Understanding, and many other works.
The Sun My Heart was written as the sequel to The Miracle of Mindfulness. In his simple, compassionate style, Nhat Hanh draws from Buddhist psychology, epistemology, and contemporary physics, and uses many anecdotes to accompany the reader on this journey from mindfulness to insight.

Thundering Silence
Thundering Silence, Sutra On Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake.
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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In Thundering Silence, Thich Nhat Hanh presents the early teachings of the Buddha on how to see reality clearly without becoming stuck in notions and ideologies, however noble they may be. These teachings can liberate us from the prisons of our mental constructiosn and allow us to enjoy life fully and be a resource for others. Near the end of his life, the Buddha declared, "During forty-five years, I have not said anything," to encourage his disciples not to be caught by words or ideas. Thich Nhat Hanh calls this "the roar of a great lion, the thundering silence of a Buddha." The attitude of openness, non-attachmant from views, and playfulness offered by the Buddha in this sutra is an important door for us to enter the realm of Mahayana Buddhist thought and practice.
Touching Peace
Touching Peace; Practicing the Art of Mindful Living
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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In Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh continues to develop the teachings on practicing the art of mindful living begun in Being Peace. Based on recent talks in North America and Europe, the book begins by teaching the reader mindful breathing and the awareness of what is refreshing and healing within us and all around us, and then shows how this awareness can be used as the basis for examining the roots of war and violence, alcoholism and drug abuse, and social alienation. Thich Nhat Hanh concludes by sharing his vision for rebuilding society through strengthening our families and communities, and realizing the ultimate dimension of reality in each act of out daily lives.
Two Treasures: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening and True Happiness, Thich Nhat Hanh
Two Treasures: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening and True Happiness
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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This beautiful volume contains two of the Buddha’s most important teachings:  the Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings and the Discourse on Happiness.  They provide an opportunity to study the Buddha’s teachings directly.  Read together, they inspire us toward a life of simplicity, generosity, and compassion.  Thich Nhat Hanh offers practical and contemporary commentary on the sutras, revealing how these ancient words offer nourishment for everyday life.