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Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living

by Thich Nhat Hanh, Nhat, Mayumi Oda

Buy the book: Thich Nhat Hanh. Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living

Release Date: December, 1992

Edition: Paperback


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Buy the book: Thich Nhat Hanh. Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living


Thich Nhat Hanh is a fantastic writer. When I first developed an interest in Buddhist teachings, I was a little reluctant to pick up a lot of books for fear that they would be 150 pages of obscure metaphores. In Thich Nhat Hanh's case (especially with this book) he brings a sense of friendship to the reader from the first couple of pages. Also, he makes what he's writing about very undrstandable. I don't really read very much at all, but I finished this book the night after I bought it. Excellent in all aspects.

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A Friendly Chat

This was a really good read for several reasons. One reason i gave it a 5 is that the authors personality is strong throughout the book, as if he were in the room. This makes for a great read that is more like a friendly chat than anything. Another great part of this book is the emphasis on mindfulness. If you like this part of the book, you may want to check out Jiddu Krishnamurti's works as well. But the best thing i found about this book was the Sangra (or community) building section. Our happiness does depend very much on other people, so living in peace with the people close to you is very important. This book shows how to make the most of each others presence and our lives.

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