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At Home in the World

Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Parallax Press
 | 
September, 2019
ISBN:
9781946764393
In stock now: 
12
$19.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and moving to read. Collected now in paperback, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

Our true home is not an abstract idea. It is a solid reality that we can touch with our feet, our hands, and our mind in every moment. If we know this, then nobody can take away our true home. Even if people occupy our country or put us in prison, we still have our true home, and no one can ever take it away.
 

You may wonder if the most wonderful moments of your life area already behind you. Or you may think the happiest moment of your life is still to come. But this is the moment we have been waiting for. The Buddha said, “You have to make the present moment into the most wonderful moment of your life.”

Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses storytelling to engage people's interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

As long as our ancestors in us are still suffering, we ourselves cannot be at peace. If we take one step mindfully, happily, touching the Earth in freedom, we do it for all our previous and future generations. They all arrive with us at the same moment, and all of us find peace and happiness at the same time.

Publisher’s Description: 

"Followers and newcomers to Nhat Hanhs teaching alike will find this collection inspiring for everyday practice and for social engagement in the world."Publishers Weekly

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the authors life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanhs childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

The tradition of teaching the Dharma through stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha.Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses storytelling to engage peoples interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

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