In Keeping the Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh challenges the traditional thinking about the work of police officers, social workers, and other public servants. In clear and simple prose, he speaks to all who work in difficult, people-orientated jobs and shows how to transform anger, stress, and frustration. In this original and groundbreaking work, Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that mindfulness practices can be an integral part of training for public service and can become a key component in creating peace and community. He encourages all of us to “serve with compassion” in our work life and support each other as a Sangha (community). He makes a compelling case for the belief that the first step in keeping the peace is cultivating inner peace. The book is based on nonsectarian mindfulness retreats for civil servants and their families, as well as retreats for business and entertainment professionals.
Keeping the Peace is another outstanding example of Thich Nhat Hanh’s ability to present Buddhist practices in his trademark non-denominational and highly accessible style, making them real and applicable for diverse members of society in many of life’s situations.