Synopses & Reviews
"I've spent a lot of time studying military affairs and this is one of the best and most balanced--as well as realistic--Buddhist treatments of military issues I've seen. I think Thay's combination of dharma and real world understanding is almost unparalleled in the Buddhist world."
Melvin McLeod, Shambhala Sun
"Compassionate and illuminating...an inspiring collection."
Spirituality and Health, September 2005
"Thich Nhat Hanh is a master of living peace. This book reveals the secrets to liberating ourselves from fear. Outstanding!" Arun Gandhi, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
In Calming the Fearful Mind, Thich Nhat Hanh examines the roots of terrorism and fear, showing how both can be overcome through compassion and an open heart. Teaching that we will only be safe when we acknowledge our real enemies, ignorance and violence, Nhat Hanh offers step-by-step instructions for calming the mind and looking deeply into our own misperceptions. He shows how compassion, deep listening, and mindful communication can conquer fear and terrorism. A valuable book for anyone who has felt possessed by anger and vengefulness, as well as those concerned about global terrorism, Calming the Fearful Mind shows how Nhat Hanhs signature practices can help address the most challenging and emotions.