How to Love is part of a charming series of books from Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, exploring the essential foundations of mindful meditation and practise. How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour to the thorny question of how to love and distils one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; and deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.
How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and out-breaths allows for a unique opportunity to be in the present. There is no need to arrive somewhere—each step is the arrival to concentration, joy, insight, and the momentary enlightenment of aliveness. When your foot touches the Earth with awareness, you make yourself alive and the Earth real, and you forget for one minute the searching, rushing, and longing that rob our daily lives of awareness and cause us to "sleepwalk" through life. Thich Nhat Hanh shares amusing stories of the impact mindful walking has on both the walker and those who notice him, and shows how mindful walking can be a technique for diminishing depression, recapturing wonder, and expressing gratitude. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Walk k is a unique gift for all ages, sharing a simple practice that can have a profound effect on practitioners.
How to Eat is part of the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, illuminating the basics of mindfulness practice. These short meditations cover everything from eating with others and enjoying our food to connecting with the Earth. Nhat Hanh inspires a joyful and sustainable relationship with all aspects of eating, including gardening, food shopping, preparing, serving, and even clearning up after a meal. How to Eat is a welcome reminder that the benefits of mindful eating are both personal and global. With sumi ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.
How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge. Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we "become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we’re not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it’s not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering." Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Relax is a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations. With fifteen two color drawings by celebrated artist Jason DeAntonis.
The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and insights. This pocket-sized book is perfect for those brand new to sitting meditation as well as for those looking to deepen their spiritual practice. With sumi ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.
The five bestselling handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness Essentials Series, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax, are collected together for the first time in a beautifully designed gift box. The box contains all five titles in their original trade paperback editions, each printed with a different highlight color. The Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. The five books are pocket-sized with bold drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis, each in a different highlight color. When the spines are lined up in this handsome gift box, the presentation is striking. The books provide explicit, simple directions for carrying out everyday activities with the focused awareness of mindful attention. Every title in the series has appeared on each of the regional independent bestseller lists, and individual titles have appeared on The New York Times extended list, the NPR bestseller list, and others. The popular blog Brain Pickings has featured How to Love on its landing page for months, among Maria Popova's "favorite reads." She writes, "In accordance with the general praxis of Buddhist teachings, Nhat Hanh delivers distilled infusions of clarity, using elementary language and metaphor to address the most elemental concerns of the soul."
The Five Mindfulness Trainings (also referred to as "Precepts")—not to kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants—are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh argues eloquently for their applicability in our daily lives and on a global scale. Nhat Hanh discusses the value and meaning of each precept, offering insights into the role that it could play in our changing society. Thich Nhat Hanh calls the trainings a "diet for a mindful society." With this book he offers a Buddhist contribution to the current thinking on how we can come together to define secular, moral guidelines that will allow us to explore and sustain a sane, compassionate, and healthy way of living. The Five Mindfulness Trainings offer a path to restoring meaning and value in our world, whether called virtues, ethics, moral conduct, or precepts they are guidelines for living without bringing harm to others.
How can you heal after a cancer diagnosis? The Healing Circle helps readers to answer this question for themselves. The book integrates science, wisdom and compassion, and offers a practical approach and fresh perspective on how to heal at the levels of body, mind and spirit. The Healing Circle is primarily for those who have been given a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones, but is also highly relevant for medical professionals and everyone on the healing journey of life.
How can we let go of illusion and see ourselves as we really are? Profound and always approachable, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us the art of looking deeply-in to our knee-jerk assumptions and runaway thoughts-so we can recognize the true meaning and essence of our lives. The Mindfulness Essentials series is a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhath Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice. In this seventh pocket-sized How To book, Thich Nhat Hanh teases apart the act of seeing-both inside and outside of ourselves, and points the way to developing true clarity in our lives. Written with his signature warmth, these pithy meditations are accompanied by playful sumi-ink drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis.
"In this beautiful treatise, Jennie Lee gives practical ways to embody love itself; a true path to connection with our inherent divinity."—Tosha Silver, author of Outrageous Openness and Change Me Prayers Make Love Your Spiritual Practice Discover how to embody love, breathe it as your daily spiritual practice, and recognize it as the core of who you are. Love is more than an emotional wave that passes through us, and meditation is what we need to clear our inner vision and overcome the impulses and habits that take us away from pure love. This remarkable book explores what love is and what it takes to live it each day, even in a world full of turmoil. Jennie Lee shares many personal stories as she guides you into more active, conscious loving by overcoming anger and fear, building trust, learning to forgive, and dealing with loss. Using daily meditation practices—both on and off the cushion—and mindful action, Breathing Love shows you how to open your heart to your true nature as love itself. Praise: Winner of the 2018 American Book Fest Best Book Award (Self Help/Motivational Category) Finalist for the 2018 Independent Author's Network Book of the Year Award (Spirituality/Inspirational Category) Named One of the Top 10 Inspiring Books of January 2018 by Aspire Magazine "Jennie Lee's Breathing Love is extraordinarily important, because our country and our world are afflicted by a tsunami of separation directed toward "the other." This pandemic of separation and hostility now threatens our future. In elaborating on love, Lee provides a path not just for personal psychospiritual growth, but also for the survival of our species."—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind "Breathing Love is brimming with inspiration for those building or expanding a practice of meditation, not just as a self-care practice, but as a means to heal our hurts and fill our hearts with calm trust and LOVE."—Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Wake Up to the Joy of You "Brilliant, elegant, and easily practical for those just getting into meditation, and for the seasoned veteran. This is a book to cherish, filled with good stories from Jennie's remarkable life of devotion."—Stephen G. Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love "This book will set you on the path to healing and to seeing relationships in a whole new light. Through her personal stories, Lee illustrates the way we can evolve consciousness from fear to love—an essential skill for everyone's inner peace."—Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, co-author of Aging with Attitude