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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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At Home in the World brings together the core teachings and remarkable autobiographical stories of global peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.


Collected here for the first time are the pivotal moments from his childhood in rural Vietnam, his years as a teenaged novice monk, and his coming-of-age as a teacher standing for peace in a country torn apart by war.


Weaving through years of exile and prolific activism, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals an astounding journey in which his true home remains in the here and now.


At Home in the World is a deeply personal collection, selected and told with care, that teaches in a tradition that goes back to the time of the Buddha.


On his eightieth birthday, when asked if he planned to retire, Thich Nhat Hanh said: “Teaching is not done by talking alone. It is done by how you live your life. My life is my teaching. My life is my message.”

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"While this was never intended to be a step-by-step guide to mindfulness, engaging with the reading does precisely that - it encourages one to think deeply about everything we do."


"What an amazing collection. Thay speaks in the voice of a true Buddha."

Richard Daley

"Wherever we are geographically in the world or in the various decades of our life, his words are inspirational and nourishing. However difficult life may be, hope resides in every moment."

Nomi Redding

"Thay's very simple message is to live in the present moment by simply being with our breath. We are all connected in spirit, we all want to be happy. "

D. F. Kenney
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About Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics, and peace. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he... Read More

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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