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RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2010
"Sister Dang Nghiem's life story gives us the courage and inspiration to do what she strives to do everyday: to be the peace we long to see in our own lives and in the world." —Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open.
This extraordinary story takes the reader from Saigon, to the California coast, to a monastery in the southwest France. Huong Huynh was born to a Vietnamese mother and a U.S. soldier in the midst of war. She dedicated her life to healing and transforming the suffering of other people, first as a medical doctor and then as a nun. Ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who gave her the name —Dang Nghiem—(adornment with nondiscrimination), she finally experienced her own healing. With humor, insight, and an irrepressible sense of joy, Sister Dang Nghiem's story offers clarity and guidance for anyone who has dealt with suffering and loss.
About the Author
Sister Dang Nghiem was born in central Vietnam in 1968 during the Tet Offensive. Her mother was Vietnamese; her father was a U.S. soldier. Raised in Vietnam by her grandmother, she came to the United States in 1985, earned two college degrees, graduated from a prestigious medical school, and began working as a doctor. As a nun, she has integrated Western and Eastern medical traditions and has learned the healing power of mindful awareness and nondiscrimination.
ISBN:9781888375961, Paperback, 152 pages.
"While our pain, and Sister Dang Nghiem's, may seem insurmountable, this engaging book offers us tangible reasons and means to transform our suffering and benefit others." —Grace Jill Schireson, author of Zen Women
"Healing is the remarkable story of how —through practice—Sister Dang Nghiem finally found meaning and came to transform her pain into understanding." —Shambhala Sun
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