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Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

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This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself?to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice. In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to witness the wonder of life and transform our suffering, both within us and around us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace?not in some long and hard struggle, but in this very moment. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares,?the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody.? It?s as simple as breathing in and breathing out.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala Library ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2012.
ISBN: 9781590309834
Branch Call Number: 294.3 NHAT HANH
Characteristics: xiii, 137 pages ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: McLeod, Melvin
Chödzin, Sherab


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Nov 10, 2014

Nhat Hanh gently coaches the reader on how to live in a more mindful way. He shares some easy to learn mantras and practices, as well as basic Buddhist teachings. I'm convinced that if we all followed these teachings, the world would be a more peaceful and harmonious place.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Mar 14, 2012

Thich Nhat Hanh is such a beautiful person, it comes through crystal clear in his writing. Simple, direct and loving, that is how this Zen Buddhist writes. Hopefully potential readers won't let the Buddhism turn them away. The Buddhist doctrine is light and he balances it with Christian understandings, by drawing upon obvious parallels. Anyone interested in mindfulness will benefit from this devotional text.


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