Lessons on love and Dharma, with commentaries on 3 essential sutras of Mahayana Buddhism—from the celebrated monk who introduced mindfulness to the Western world
“Just might be my favorite book of [Thich Nhat Hanh].” —Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
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.