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  • Healing Resistance

    A Radically Different Response to Harm

    Activists and social change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable. Nonviolence was...

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  • True Virtue

    The Journey of an English Buddhist Nun

    The First Western Monastic Disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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  • At Home in the World

    Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life

    The definitive entry point into Thich Nhat Hanh's life and message: the global peace icon shares personal stories, told with his signature simplicity and humor, that reveal his most essential teachings.

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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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  • Ocean of Insight

    A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope

    Heather Lyn Mann was a battle-weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on...

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  • Holding Space

    On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go

    A look at the spiritual, emotional, and philosophical implications of end-of-life care by an elegant and literary writer who is a hospital chaplain.  

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  • First Buddhist Women

    Poems and Stories of Awakening

    First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. The book explores Buddhism’s relatively liberal attitude...

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  • My Master’s Robe

    Memories of a Novice Monk

    Zen Master, poet and peace and human rights activist Thich Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam in 1926 and joined the monkhood at the age of sixteen. Written by...

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  • What Now?

    Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond

    Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a roadmap to help college students and others in early adulthood incorporate mindfulness into their lives as a means of facing the myriad struggles unique to this stage of life.

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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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  • The Healing

    One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches

    In this memoir of upward mobility through the unexpected route of yoga, a young African American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as a sign that...

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  • Things I Did When I Was Hangry

    Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food

    After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle...

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  • Zooburbia

    Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

    To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us. Urban...

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    Scattered Memories

    Published here for the first time, these fifty poems, explore his journey from young boy in Vietnam to being a leader in Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community. The early poems...

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  • Not Quite Nirvana

    A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness

    This book is a memoir of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh's editor, turned forty, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb...

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  • Strange Beauty

    A Portrait of My Son

    A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community.

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  • A Sense of Something Greater

    Zen and the Search for Balance in Silicon Valley

    A detailed investigation into the unlikely but growing connection between Zen and Silicon Valley, from a former employee of IBM and the abbot of Kannon Do Zen center.

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  • Wonderland

    The Zen of Alice

    Written in the non-traditional, humorous, and slightly irreverent tone of books like Sit Down and Shut Up, and Dharma Punx, Wonderland is a highly original riff on Alice in Wonderland, using...

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  • In Real Life

    Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times

    Technology can help us with some of our most difficult work. It can also offer us endless distractions. Can technology help us, as individuals and communities, in our most important...

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  • Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk

    How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat

    Listen to Jennifer's interview on NPR's Weekend Edition. Jennifer Howd had been building a mindfulness practice for a few years before taking on the challenge of her first nine-day silent...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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