Written & audio book narrated by Thich Nhat Hanh with Sister Chan Khong - Original retreat recording - 6 COMPACT DISCS with study guide
- 7.5 hours
Publisher, Sounds True (November 2003)
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Recorded live during Thich Nhat Hanh's 1993 North American retreats.
Classic Teachings on Mindful Living from Thich Nhat Hanh
Buddhism teaches that the present moment contains the seeds of all possibilities for our lives:
freedom from suffering
true compassion for others
and a calm, spacious mind that welcomes change.
Originally recorded at a week-long retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, The Present Moment shares the essential Buddhist practices designed to "touch the energy of mindfulness" that we carry within us. It is through these time-honored teachings that anyone can open the seeds of joy that are always present and waiting to change our lived.
As a Buddhist monk in 1966, working to relieve the suffering caused by the Vietnam War, Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. Today this Zen master and bestselling author is admired for his special way of teaching the dharma (essential Buddhist truths) to students of all faiths, while addressing the unique challenges of our day. The seeds of internal and external peace are already inside you, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches. You need only learn to contact and nurture them. This is the path to transcending fear and anger; this is the path to a more peaceful world. Through easy-to-follow exercises, you will learn a treasury of meditations to help you walk, breathe, communicate—even cope with traffic—more deeply and consciously.
Here is your invitation to experience these key practices for living joyfully, with a respected master of this 2,000-year-old wisdom tradition, in The Present Moment.
About the Author: THIGH NHAT HANH is a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist. He is the founder of the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. One of the founders of the "engaged Buddhism" movement, he is the author of more than 75 books, including the national bestseller Living Buddha, Living Christ.