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.
Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of FireView this book
This stunning commentary on the cultural and political background to the war and refugee crisis resonates deeply as the early work of Vietnamese writer, peace activist, and Buddhist monk Thich…
Fragrant Palm Leaves
Journals 1962–1966View this book
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…
Cultivating the Mind of LoveView this book
In Cultivating the Mind of Love, Thich Nhat Hanh shares a most unusual Dharma teaching: the story of his first love. He pairs these heartfelt moments in his own 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.
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and LiberationView this book
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…
The Sun My Heart
The Companion to The Miracle of MindfulnessView this book
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…
How to LoveView this book
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…
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 LossView this book
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…
No Mud, No Lotus
The Art of Transforming SufferingView this book
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…
No Death, No Fear
Comforting Wisdom for LifeView this book
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…
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 BuddhaView this book
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…