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Essential Mindfulness Practices
Paperback Book
July, 2009
$21.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher.

Breathing in, I calm my body.

Breathing out, I smile.

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.

All these practices have the same basic purpose: to bring our minds back to our bodies, to produce our true presence, and to become fully alive so that everything happens in the light of mindfulness. Each practice in itself is very simple

If we want peace in ourselves and in our world, we have to practice. If we don’t practice, we don’t have enough of the energy of mindfulness to take care of our fear and anger and the fear and anger of our loved ones. Mindfulness practice is essential for our survival, our peace, and our protection. All of us, as well as our families, our society, and our world, need the wisdom and insight that comes from practicing mindfulness and looking deeply.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who leads retreats on the art of mindful living. He is author of many books, among them The Energy of Prayer and Anger.

Publisher’s Description: 

Encouraging readers to be intelligent and skillful in their practice, this new collection by Thich Nhat Hanh outlines the essential steps by which anyone can all obtain real and lasting happiness.

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