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  • The Other Shore

    A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries

    This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation...

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  • Chanting from the Heart

    Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices

    This Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book is a most valuable resource for anyone interested in liturgy and everyone who just wants to celebrate life and practice the art of...

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  • Awakening of the Heart

    Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

    Awakening of the Heart is a comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha’s key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is an essential complement...

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  • Old Path White Clouds

    Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    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...

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  • Breathe, You Are Alive

    The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

    According to the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutra, maintaining awareness of our breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things and arriving at spiritual...

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  • The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

    The Diamond Sutra, a mainstay of the Mahayana tradition, has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion: the "diamond" can cut through any obstacle on...

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  • The Energy of Prayer

    How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

    In The Energy of Prayer Thich Nhat Hanh looks at the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions and closely examines the question of why we...

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  • Transformation and Healing

    Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

    The teachings contained in this The Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness are fundamental to the practice of meditation, and constitute the foundation of all mindfulness practice. The Sutra...

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  • Our Appointment with Life

    Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone

    This easily accessible translation and commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way To Live Alone, is the earliest teaching of the Buddha on living...

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  • Biography of Silence

    An Essay on Meditation

    A publishing phenomenon in Spain—a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple. 

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  • Joyfully Together

    The Art of Building a Harmonious Community

    Joyfully Together contains a wealth of ideas, thoughts, and practical suggestions on how to live happily with other people. The wisdom in this book draws from ancient Buddhist traditions to...

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  • The Dhammapada

    For 2,500 years, The Dhammapada has been an essential Buddhist classic. Translated by Ananda Maitreya, the 100-year-old elder of Sri Lankan Buddhism.

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  • Divine Gardens

    Mayumi Oda and the San Francisco Zen Center

    Known to many as "the Matisse of Japan," Oda combines traditional Japanese and Buddhist iconography with her own unique sense of color, line, and movement.

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  • One Buddha is Not Enough

    A Story of Collective Awakening

    How do we learn to believe in ourselves and not just rely on our spiritual teachers? This question often directly posed to Thich Nhat Hanh as "Who will be your...

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  • Zen Battles

    Modern Commentary on the Teachings of Master Linji

    One of the key tenets of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism is that each one of us is already a Buddha—our enlightenment is inherent within us, and the practice...

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  • Stepping into Freedom

    An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training

    Have you ever wished for a simpler life or an opportunity to transform the stresses of the busyness and complexity of our fast-paced society? Stepping into Freedom offers us a...

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  • Peaceful Action, Open Heart

    Lessons from the Lotus Sutra

    Peaceful Action, Open Heart shines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one...

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  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!

    What Fake Buddha Quotes Can Teach Us About Buddhism

    Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There's only one problem: the Buddha didn't actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes...

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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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  • Hermitage Among the Clouds

    An Historical Novel of Fourteenth Century Vietnam

    Hermitage Among the Clouds tells the story of the fourteenth century Princess Amazing Jewel, the daughter of one of Vietnam's greatest historical Zen master kings. This beautifully written story expresses...

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  • Two Treasures

    Buddhist Teachings on Awakening and True Happiness

    Two Treasures contains two sutras: The Sutra On The Eight Realizations Of Great Beings and The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards realization...

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  • Enjoying the Ultimate

    Available September 21, 2021.

    The Nirvana Chapter of the Dharmapada

    For Buddhists seeking perfection, the Sanskrit word "nirvana" is held as the unreachable goal. But in this definitive, direct translation of the Chinese Dharmapada by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh,...

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  • Path of Compassion

    Stories from the Buddha's Life

    Path of Compassion is a collection of key stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s classic Old Path White Clouds, a book celebrating its 20th publishing anniversary this year. It tells the fascinating life...

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    Love in Action

    Available November 2, 2021.

    Writings on Nonviolent Social Change

    Love in Action is a collection of over two decades of Thich Nhat Hanh’s writing on nonviolence, peace, and reconciliation. Reflecting on the devastation of war, he makes the strong...

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  • The Eight Realizations of Great Beings

    Available September 28, 2021.

    Essential Buddhist Wisdom for Realizing Your Full Potential

    A Buddhist monk's pithy guide to the Buddha's instructions for greatness, The Eight Realizations of Great Beings assures us that anyone, anywhere can walk the path of mindfulness, and embody...

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  • The Raft is Not the Shore

    Conversations Toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness

    Meeting for long, midnight conversations in Paris, two poets and prophetic peacemakers explore together the farthest reaches of truth. East and West flow together in this remarkable book as Vietnamese...

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  • Stepping into Freedom

    Available August 24, 2021.

    An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training

    For millennia, people have set out for the hills, forests, and mountains to find freedom, happiness, peace, joy, balance, fulfillment, and God or enlightenment while living simply in spiritual community....

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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