Paperback, 192 pages
Trim size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
At Home in the World (paperback edition)
Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life
Illustrated by: Jason DeAntonis
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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This collection 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.
This deeply personal collection, selected and told with care, 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.”
Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, and is one of the best known Buddhist teachers in the world today. Previous best-selling books include Being Peace and Buddha Mind Buddha Body. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.