7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2011
This is the fourth year in a row that I have purchased this little calendar for myself. I have it hanging on the wall next to my computer monitor, so it's very easy to see and refer to. I read the monthly saying everyday. The major Buddhist holidays are included on it, as well as the lunar cycles, so it's easy to follow the lesser celebrations. It's great to have a little bit of Thich Nhat Hanh everyday! As long as they make this calendar, I'll buy it and enjoy it!
on January 19, 2013
I've been using 7" x 7" mini calendars for years because they fit perfectly on the top door of my refrigerator. This Thich Nhat Hanh calendar is lovely. Each month has a different quote printed on a calm, meditative image. The date portion includes US and some international holidays. It also includes Christian and Jewish holidays, plus some Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Wiccan, and Baha'i holidays. The quarterly phases of the moon are noted, and for those interested in astrology, the dates of Mercury Retrograde are indicated. I had no idea that Random Acts of Kindness Week begins on February 11, but I'm glad that's written on this calendar. It makes me smile and feel a bit more connected to the greater community. For a calendar to be able to contribute to that feeling is a pretty amazing thing. Amber Lotus Publishing are the publishers of this calendar. I'll be looking for another one from them next year.
on March 8, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh's simple messages remind us to be present to the moment. It's fitting to have a calendar full of past and future date that can still work to keep one focused on the day at hand. While I didn't love the images matched with the sayings, I still found this calendar not only meaningful and helpful, but also very functional as the date boxes themselves are easy to read and work with.