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The Present Moment

A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2003
ISBN:
9781591791263
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Banyen's Description: 

Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness and many other books, is one of the most delightful and skillful awareness teachers of our time. Recorded live during his 1993 North American retreats, this audio set—along with your own willingness and commitment—can provide the teaching for a fruitful self-retreat, or a meditation weekend with friends. One can thus experience firsthand the traditional Buddhist practices designed to “touch the energy of mindfulness” within us.

Thich Nhat Hanh has developed a quite wonderful way of teaching the dharma (essential truths of Buddhism) in the West: a way that addresses the spiritual challenges unique to our day, while honouring all faiths. The seeds of internal and external peace are already inside you, he teaches. You need only learn to contact and nurture them. This is the path to transcending fear and anger, and thus a path to a more peaceful world.

The Present Moment offers a treasury of detailed meditations designed to help you walk, breathe, communicate—even cope with traffic—more deeply and consciously. And through the songs of Sister Chan Không you also gain an ancient Buddhist technique for communicating tenderness and healing to your body. The study guide provides a glossary of Buddhist terms and texts on the precepts, prostrations, skandhas (ingredients of consciousness), the Heart Sutra, and the Five Remembrances and Five Contemplations.

FIVE REMEMBRANCES

• I am of the nature to grow old. I cannot escape old age.

• I am of the nature to get sick. I cannot escape sickness.

• I am of the nature to die. I cannot escape death.

• Everyone and everything I love, I will one day have to leave behind. I cannot escape this.

• I am the heir of my own karma (actions). Only my karma will follow me.

Publisher’s Description: 

Buddhism teaches that the present moment contains the seeds of all things, including liberation from samsara (the world of suffering). In this live audio retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, you experience first-hand the traditional Buddhist practices designed totouch the energy of mindfulness you carry within and help you open to the joy that is always present and waiting to enter our lives. As a humble Buddhist monk in 1966, Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. Since that time, he has developed a special way of teaching the dharma (essential Buddhist truths) in the West - a way that addresses the spiritual challenges unique to our day, while honoring all faiths. The seeds of internal and external peace are already inside you, he teaches. You need only learn to contact and nurture them. This is the path to transcending fear and anger; this is the path to a more peaceful world. You will learn a treasury of detailed meditations to help you walk, breathe, communicate - even cope with traffic - more deeply and consciously. The Present Moment is a rare opportunity to learn ancient Buddhist practices directly from a living master of the tradition - practices that are life-changing today, just as they were thousands of years ago. Over seven hours of direct instruction from this living master of Buddhist meditation techniques. Learn More About: The Five Skandhas The Five Wonderful Precepts The Heart Sutra The Five Prostrations Birth and death How to practice breathing as the living dharma (truth) The greatest gift of meditation and mindfulness: non-fear How to break the habit of forgetfulness and replace it with the real peace of mindfulness Buddhist awareness practices to apply to driving your car, answering the phone, even eating and reading Thehungry ghost - what Thich Nhat Hanh callsthe most important phenomenon of our time Principles of Buddhist psychology How to transform difficult emotions within yourself.

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