Honoring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, poet, author, and scholar

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Together we cherish the singular life and far-reaching literary legacy of our founder, guiding inspiration, and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

The books by Thich Nhat Hanh collected here at parallax.org capture the Zen master’s lifetime of teaching, scholarship, compassionate activism, creativity, and spiritual discovery. Here are just a selected few we may enjoy reading at this time to further deepen our connection with this extraordinary author, our beloved teacher.


Remembering Thay’s Life

From his years in Vietnam to teaching and peace work in the United States and establishing Plum Village in France, these are some of Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings about his own awe-inspiring life.


On Meditation and Mindfulness

One of the most revered and influential spiritual teachers of our time, Thich Nhat Hanh made the path of mindfulness accessible for all with his clarity, compassion, and direct, poetic language.

  • 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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  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

    Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

    The indispensable book containing Thich Nhat Hanh’s introduction to the most essential Buddhist teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three…

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  • The Sun My Heart

    The Companion to The Miracle of Mindfulness

    The sequel to the bestselling Miracle of Mindfulness. A “friend rather than a book,” The Sun My Heart is a true spiritual classic with wisdom for any situation. One of…

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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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On Grief, Death, and Impermanence

Through Thich Nhat Hanh’s groundbreaking teachings on suffering, we can learn to embrace, soothe, and take care of painful feelings, live with more ease and freedom, and enjoy the gift of fearlessness.

  • How to Live When a Loved One Dies

    Healing Meditations for Grief and Loss

    In this book that offers relief to anyone moving though intense grief and loss, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares accessible, comforting words of wisdom on how to transform our…

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  • 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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  • No Death, No Fear

    Comforting Wisdom for Life

    With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years— and a question that has been…

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The Life of the Buddha

In this classic of spiritual literature, Thich Nhat Hanh, in his inimitably beautiful voice, tells the story of the historical Buddha as “a man close to us,” a human being who overcame difficulties to become a shining example of peace and enlightenment for present and future generations.

  • 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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Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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