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October 2006 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Thank you for signing up for our monthly newsletter, we hope that this letter finds you well. Parallax Press has recently mailed our 20th anniversary 2006-2007 catalog! It is full of wonderful books and resources to support the practice of mindfulness. If you have not received our printed catalog and would like to, please visit our website and click on "Free Catalog".

To celebrate 20 years of mindful publishing, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount that applies to all Parallax Press publications ordered directly though our catalog or website. (This offer does not apply to items we carry by other publishers.)

If you do not want to receive further mailings from Parallax Press, unsubscribe now by scrolling to the bottom of this email and clicking on the "unsubscribe" link.

Present Moment Wonderful Moment, Gift Box
52 Inspirational cards and a companion book.

This beautiful hand-designed box, based on the best-selling book, is perfect for creating moments of peace in daily life. Each of the 52 cards contains a poetic verse designed to make ordinary daily activities washing the dishes, driving a car, turning on the computer opportunities for joy and peace.

The cards are perfect for meditation, display, or as daily reminders of the serenity and happiness available to us in every moment. Each card features original full-color illustrations by award winning artist Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin. Includes a book of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries of each verse.

Available to order prior to the official November release date.

Special Offer, 10% Discount
ISBN: 1-888375-59-0
Gift box, 52 cards, 128-page mini-paperback
Present Moment, Gift Box

New From Other Publishers

Walking Meditation

What if every step you took deepened your connection with all of life and imprinted peace, joy, and serenity on the Earth? With Walking Meditation, you will enjoy the first in-depth instructional program in this serene spiritual practice to help you walk with presence and peace of mind whether in nature or on a busy city street. Presented in a unique format that combines a book with a DVD and an audio CD, Walking Meditation features esteemed Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh along with one of his principle students, Nguyen Anh-Huong, as they together illuminate the central tenets of this powerful art.
From Sounds True

ISBN: 1-59179-473-0
CD/DVD, 56-page guidebook

Walking Meditation

Heart of Healing: Music and Messages for the Human Journey

This CD includes recordings from the Graceful Passages and Care for the Journey CD series, as well as new messages of inspiration and consolation. With evocative music of Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Malkin. Featured speakers include: Marianne Williamson, Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rachel Naomi Remen, and other distinguished practitioners of the healing arts.
From Wisdom of the World

ISBN: 837-101173-08-7
CD, 67 min.

Heart of Healing

Planting Gardens from Joe Reilly

Planting Gardens is the latest album by Kalamazoo-native singer, songwriter, and activist Joe Reilly. The result of a three year process of songwriting, musical collaborations, and spiritual activism, this album offers listeners a hopeful vision of peace, non-violence, and love within the context of community building.

Planting Gardens gives us a tour of Joe's experiences and reflections on life in Detroit and Chicago and of the Earth and waters in between.

CD, Joe Reilly, BMI 2006

Planting Gardens

No Car Day

Thay's recent Dharma talk at Deer Park on his proposal for a No Car Day is available online. Please visit http://www.plumvillage.org

Support A Global No Car Day
From Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

"Only collective awakening can help us to solve the difficult problems in our world like war and global warming."

In an upcoming talk which I have been invited to give at UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on October 7th, I will propose that UNESCO organize a Global No Car Day a day when people refrain from using their cars, except in emergencies.

It may take six months or more to prepare for such a day. UNESCO can promote this day around the world and use it as a means to educate and inspire collective awakening concerning the present environmental dangers facing all of us on planet Earth.

I will suggest that UNESCO itself, from the director to ambassadors and other members, try to live in such a way that the message becomes a true message; not just a call for action but action itself!

In our daily lives, we should each try to drive a car that doesn't pollute the environment, ride a bicycle more often, or use public transportation. Every one of us can do something to protect and care for our planet. We should live in such a way that makes a future possible.

Thich Nhat Hanh
September 16, 2006

Please click the link below to sign the petition to show your support. Invite your friends to sign as well.


No Car Day

In peace,
Travis, Martha, Rachel, Terry, Heidi, Sophie