Lessons on love and Dharma, from celebrated Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh and featuring a foreword by Natalie Goldberg
In Cultivating the Mind of Love, Thich Nhat Hanh gives a most unusual Dharma teaching: the story of his first love. He pairs these personal memories with his insightful commentaries on classic Buddhist teachings, including the Diamond Lotus, Avatamsaka, and Vimalakirti Sutras. In combining personal experience and Dharma teachings, Nhat Hanh allows his readers to experience and to appreciate what is human and wonderful in all of us. He shows us how to cultivate our own “mind of love”—and how to bring joy and hope to ourselves and those around us.
“I am continually amazed at how Thich Nhat Hanh is able to translate the Buddhist tradition into everyday life and make it relevant and helpful for so many people. Cultivating the Mind of Love just might be my favorite book of his.” —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones