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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.

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  • When the Whole World Tips

    When the Whole World Tips

    Parenting through Crisis with Mindfulness and Balance

    Move from helplessness to stability as a parent through the ancient practice of equanimity, or balance. Drawn from Buddhist wisdom and with practices included, this new approach to mindful parenting…

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  • Thich Nhat Hanh 2024 Weekly Planner: Touching Peace

    Thich Nhat Hanh 2024 Weekly Planner

    Illustrations by Marisol Ortega

    In this small 5×7 planner, quotes from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh are paired with tranquil contemporary art by Marisol Ortega. Her illustrations play with texture, linework, bold color palettes,…

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  • Peace Is This Moment

    Peace Is This Moment

    Mindful Reflections for Daily Practice

    365 page-a-day reflections to encourage concentration, insight, and mindful engagement with the world around us—from the Zen Buddhist teacher “who taught the world mindfulness” (TIME). This deep and simple volume…

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  • How to Smile

    How to Smile

    The latest book in the bestselling How To series: simple, refreshing meditations of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh give us inspiration and tools for transforming our suffering and cultivating happiness…

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  • Unshakeable

    Unshakeable

    Trauma-Informed Mindfulness for Collective Awakening

    Unshakeable offers a holistic system for gaining and maintaining the stability of mind needed for personal and social transformation, even in the midst of trauma—with simple, body-based exercises.

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  • Mindfulness Essentials Cards

    Mindfulness Essentials Cards

    52 Inspiring Practices and Meditations

    “The monk who taught the world mindfulness.” —TIME 50+ prompts, exercises, and meditations for your mindfulness practice from the bestselling How To series, by the world-renowned Zen Buddhist teacher who introduced…

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  • Tears Become Rain Book Launch

    Tears Become Rain

    Stories of Transformation and Healing Inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh

    32 mindfulness practitioners around the world reflect on encountering the extraordinary teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away in January 2022, exploring themes of coming home to…

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  • Cover of the book shows red text of the words "Mop Rides the Waves of Courage" and shows the character, Mop, a young boy with big, curly, brown hair holding his yellow surf board and standing determined in front of the ocean. There are rocks, a big wave, and the tail of a whale sticking out of the water.

    Mop Rides the Waves of Courage

    A Mop Rides Story (Emotional Regulation for Kids)

    The third in the Mop Rides series! Surfer Mop is back, this time with a case of the jitters that his dad and friends help him tackle. Mop, his friends,…

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  • Cracking the Walnut

    Cracking the Walnut

    Understanding the Dialectics of Nagarjuna

    Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary on Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Middle Way, one of the most famous Buddhist texts in existence Nagarjuna is a giant in the Buddhist canon,…

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  • Chanting from the Heart Vol 1

    Chanting from the Heart Vol 1

    Sutras and Chants for Recitation from the Plum Village Community

    Chanting from the Heart Vol. 1: The first volume in the revised edition of Chanting from the Heart, by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and nuns of…

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Best Sellers

  • No Mud, No Lotus

    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

    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. In The Mindfulness…

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  • Old Path White Clouds

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.”

Dr. 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

Thich Nhat Hanh with Children Square

A gift for you

To celebrate Thầy’s books for children, we are offering the community a gift copy of A Handful of Quiet. When you use the discount code TNHGIFT, this hardcover book will be 100% off and you will only need to pay for shipping. 

Hermitage Among the Clouds

Book Club: Hermitage Among the Clouds

Please join us for a book club discussion on Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Hermitage Among the Clouds, which tells the story of the fourteenth century Princess Amazing Jewel, the daughter of one of Vietnam’s greatest historical Zen master kings.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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