Synopses & Reviews
Since its publication in 1987, Being Peace has become a classic of contemporary religious literature. In his simple and readable style, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how our state of mind and body can make the world a peaceful place. We learn to transform the very situations that pressure and antagonize us into opportunities for practicing mindfulness.
"Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life." Library Journal
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh has lived an extraordinary life in an extraordinary time. Since the age of sixteen he has been a Buddhist monk and a peace activist. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam. His courageous efforts to generate peace moved Martin Luther King Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Forced into exile because of his efforts to negotiate peace in Vietnam, he continued his social activism, founding universities and social service organizations in his homeland and working to rescue boat people. Thich Nhat Hanh is the author of many books including such important classics as Peace Is Every Step and Anger. He lives in France.