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About the Author

A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh is an internationally known author, poet, scholar, and peace activist, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Living Buddha, Living Christ; Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames; Peace Is Every Step; and The Miracle of Mindfulness. He is the leader of monastic communities in New York, California, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, and his teachings inspire several hundred local groups of lay practitioners across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
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Product Details

  • Series: Shambhala Pocket Classics
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590309367
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590309360
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 0.7 x 4.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Puterdame on February 2, 2013
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Perhaps I'm biased, but to me anything written by Thich Nhat Hanh is worth it's weight in gold! So simple, yet so profound! He makes you think in slow motion, and by doing so, you come away feeling touched by Divinity. This is one person with whom I would love to meet and talk to for days.
Having gotten a Kindle for Christmas, I started on the Amazon trek of searching for books, and ran across this one. I had the suspicion that I might already have it in paper, so went searching through my bookcases.....I literally have a mountain of books by this man! So between what I have on my Kindle, and what I have in paper (which I will be re-reading) I'll always have Thich Nhat Hanh with me for some inspired reading. Wonderful, soul-easing, inspiring writing!!! Highly recommend it!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Louise D. Somes on February 16, 2013
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Thich Nhat Hanh is the most amazing person alive. Just reading him is peaceful. This little book can be taken anywhere and is full of wonderful teachings from this Zen Master. He speaks to everyone, whether religious or not.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By New Yorker on January 18, 2013
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Whatever else I do, I am committed to being happier in 2013. I keep a copy on my desk at work and have purchased another for home. just open it anywhere when I have a free moment, and instantly feel better.
This book could be good for anyone, but especially for Buddhists.
It is very tiny and still readable -- and cute as all get out in visual appeal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 3, 2014
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The ideas for maintaining mindfulness and staying in the moment are helpful, and relatable. But, as with everything I have read so far on the subject, it does not fully address the issues of anger and difficult emotions in a way that would help a person get through a physically and/or emotionally painful situation or experience. It floats above the surface, hovering on a merely theoretical plane. Unfortunately, I (and most people, I think) have to live life on earth, in a physical body, that suffers mightily and can't find a way to bridge the gap between the painful realities of our existence and the wishes that we could be able to "just be" in those moments.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lortz on January 17, 2013
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if you're traveling and are space-conscious, or if you just like to carry with you a little reminder that everything is okay, this is a fabulous little friend. much like his other books, this one has succinct chapters with a single message.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By thomas alden on December 7, 2012
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Great book about living and enjoying the present. Instead of worrying about the past or future. Written in an easy to understand format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tattooed Mom on January 15, 2015
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The content is wonderful. This is a nice introduction to the author, whom I had not been familiar with. The excerpts are short and sweet, simple to understand but deep and profound. My only complaint is the size. I know it says "pocket" but it really is difficult to hold open for any extended period of time. The packaging is not as convenient as I would have hoped.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jbster62 on June 21, 2014
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Excellent , excellent , excellent. So small it can fit in a shirtpocket but contains a wealth of guidance. Easy to read. Easy to understand. Can take literally everywhere.
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