Parallax Press is a nonprofit publisher founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We publish books and media on the art of mindful living and Engaged Buddhism. We are committed to offering teachings that help transform suffering and injustice. Our aspiration is to contribute to collective insight and awakening, bringing about a more joyful, healthy, and compassionate society.

Latest Releases

  • Mystery How to Box

    Enjoy five bestselling handbooks from the Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Essentials Series. This Mystery box will includes 5 out of the 8 handbooks, How to Sit, How to Eat, How…

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  • Mindfulness

    Walking with Jesus and Buddha

    In our busy daily life, how can we have the opportunity to stop running and come back to the present moment? God is always present. It is we who have wandered off somewhere forgetting to be there for God.

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  • Flowers in the Dark

    Reclaiming Your Power to Heal Trauma through Mindfulness

    Learn the accessible and deeply compassionate practices for healing trauma, known as the Five Strengths of applied Zen Buddhism. More than a philosophy, these body-based practices are backed by modern…

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  • Being Peace

    A timeless introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s most important teachings, this spiritual classic reveals the connection between peace in oneself and peace in the world. Being Peace was one of…

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  • Moments of Joy

    The Poetry of Sister Jina, Chan Dieu Nghiem

    The first full-length collection of poems from contemplative Buddhist nun Sister Jina van Hengel, each short verse radiates the energy of a single moment of awareness. Like a master gardener,…

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  • The Deepest Peace

    Contemplations from a Season of Stillness

    A beautiful glimpse into the daily practice of a modern contemplative, The Deepest Peace reveals moments of stunning clarity from the eyes of a Zen priest. Through silence, stillness, and…

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  • America’s Racial Karma

    An Invitation to Heal

    Immediate, illuminating, and hopeful: this is the key set of talks given by leading Zen Buddhist teacher Larry Ward, PhD, on breaking America’s cycle of racial trauma.

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  • Fragrant Palm Leaves

    Journals 1962–1966

    Regarded by many as Thich Nhat Hanh’s most personally revealing and endearing book, these collected journals chronicle the first-hand experiences of the Zen Master as a young man in both…

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  • Thich Nhat Hanh Classics Bundle

    Introducing the all-new Thich Nhat Hanh Hardcover Classics. These are the absolute essential and beloved books from one of the most revered and influential spiritual teachers in the world today….

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  • The Blank Page

    How a Piece of Paper Connects to Everything

    Is a blank page really blank? Beloved poet Alberto Blanco pulls back the curtain and illuminates all of the elements hidden in a single piece of paper: the tree it…

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  • How to Connect

    We can restore our inherent connection to nature, each other, our ancestors, and ourselves, and remember our fundamental gift of belonging.  The eighth book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series,…

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  • We Are the Economy

    The Buddhist Way of Work, Consumption, and Money

    A no-nonsense Zen approach to our economic realities can change everything. Is it possible to be personally fulfilled, and also make a difference within our current financial system? If you’re…

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  • Breathe Meditation Journal

    A Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation Journal

    A simple notebook with a Zen aesthetic. This meditative journal features selected excerpts and quotes from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s most-loved teachings, prayers, and poems. Designed with crush-proof rounded…

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  • Interbeing

    The 14 Mindfulness Trainings of Engaged Buddhism

    If you want to live life as an active agent for change: begin here. Originally formulated by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh during the Vietnam…

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  • Mop Rides the Waves of Life

    A Story of Mindfulness and Surfing

    If only life could be like surfing! Having “funny” hair and being embarrassed in school is hard, but when little surfer Mop studies the lessons of the waves—breathing, letting the…

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Best Sellers

  • No Mud, No Lotus

    The Art of Transforming Suffering

    The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering…

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  • The Mindfulness Survival Kit

    Five Essential Practices

    The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as “Precepts”)—not to kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants—are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Zen Master and…

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  • Old Path White Clouds

    Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably…

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  • Happy Teachers Change the World

    A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

    Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative guide to the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels,…

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  • How to Love

    New York Times Relationships & Religion Bestseller  Featured by Maria Popova on Brainpickings  How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master…

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  • Happiness

    Essential Mindfulness Practices

    Thich Nhat Hanh’s central teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. It’s only way…

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  • How to Relax

    In How to Relax, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares inspiration and clear, simple directions for exploring mindfulness meditation. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude,…

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Dealing with Difficulty

Founding Author

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Authors

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”

Joanna Macy

“I am a class of color created by a colonial mind missing its own self-worth. But the dance of my ancestors in my bones has kept me awake and kept me alive.”

Larry Ward

“Healing is always possible, especially when we have a spiritual practice to take care of our body and mind. In fact, to be aware that you have a body and to learn to listen to it is already healing. The healer, the healed, and the healing process are in each other, they are each other— they interare.”

Sister Dang Nghiem

“In our lifetime there is only one person we must encounter, one person we must meet as though we were passionately in love. That person is the essential Self, the true Self.”

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Articles

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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