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The River in Me

Verses of Transformation

Embark on a journey of refuge and wisdom with Sister Dang Nghiem, a disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, through her poignant poetry collection. Delve deep into overcoming life’s adversities with Zen-inspired insight.






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Find refuge and wisdom with a student of Thich Nhat Hanh in the pages of this poignant poetry collection that speaks to the heart of overcoming life’s adversities, Zen style

This profound poetry collection, written by a disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, charts a journey from turmoil to tranquility. In this deeply personal work, Sister Dang Nghiem, known for her insightful and compassionate teachings, unveils a journey of transformation and healing that bridges two pivotal phases of her life: the years prior to her monastic ordination and the profound insights gained thereafter. This unique compilation, divided into two distinct parts, illustrates Sister Dang Nghiem’s evolution not just as a poet but as a spiritual practitioner.

  • The first half, spanning 1989-1999, offers a glimpse into her pre-monastic life, filled with yearnings for reconciliation and liberation yet entangled in suffering and attachments.
  • The latter half, encompassing her writings from 2000 to 2023, reflects a stark transformation, imbued with the wisdom and tranquility of her Zen practice.

Not just a display of poetic prowess, but also a testament to Sister Dang Nghiem’s resilience and spiritual growth, these poems resonate with honesty and vulnerability, providing readers with a candid testament to the life-altering power of healing through mindfulness and deep community. The River in Me offers a path toward inner peace and wholeness for those navigating the complexities of life and is an essential read for anyone seeking solace and understanding.
Includes 17 black and white photographs prior to and after monastic ordination.

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About Sister Dang Nghiem

Sister Dang Nghiem, MD, ("Sister D") was born in 1968 in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, the daughter of a Vietnamese mother and an American soldier. She lost her mother at the age of twelve and immigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen with her brother. Living... Read More

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Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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