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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is—in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking a part—and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices. the deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindFUL.

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A stirring call to move beyond religion for the guidance to improve human life on individual, community, and global levelsincluding a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values Ten years ago, in his best-sellingEthics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, inBeyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars," he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religionthose that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way. This is a system of secular ethics that transcends religion as a way to recognize our common humanity and so contributes to a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect. Beyond Religionis an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world.

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. The author of many books, including Living Buddha, Living Christ, he lives in France in the monastic community known as Plum Village and lectures and gives retreats regularly in North America.

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tao of chi, January 8, 2012 (view all comments by tao of chi)
Any book that begins by welcoming you to the world and reminding you of what a privilege it is to simply be alive--well, that was enough for me to get out of bed.

The sincerity of Thich Nhat Hahn cuts through the usual "that's fine for someone to say something like this, but life is tough..." resistance to other mindfulness books. TNH practices what he preaches, and more than that, he doesn't preach: his views are practical, accessible, and so totally rooted in his life. Part of me knows that whether we pick up the book isn't important--he'll carry on just fine without us.

His suggestion that walking is massaging the surface of the earth... Wow. Simple enough to make you think a bit whenever you're running for the train.

A gem, a classic, a faithful guide.
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khatkhaohon, September 24, 2008 (view all comments by khatkhaohon)
This is a wonderful book. I fell peace and happy. Life can only found on the preset moment. And mindfulness is the key to have a happy life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553351392
Author:
Nhat Hahn, Thich
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Foreword:
Kotler, Arnold
Editor:
Kotler, Arnold
Author:
Dalai Lama, H. H.
Author:
Nhat
Author:
Nhatthanh, Thich
Author:
Lama, H. H. Dalai
Author:
Hanh, Thich Nhat
Author:
Norman, Alexander
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
New age movement
Subject:
Religious life (buddhism)
Subject:
New Age x
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
7588
Publication Date:
March 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
New Age

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"Synopsis" by , A stirring call to move beyond religion for the guidance to improve human life on individual, community, and global levelsincluding a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values Ten years ago, in his best-sellingEthics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, inBeyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars," he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religionthose that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way. This is a system of secular ethics that transcends religion as a way to recognize our common humanity and so contributes to a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect. Beyond Religionis an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world.
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