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Answers from the Heart

Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions

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On sale Mar 10, 2009 | 184 Pages | 978-1-888375-82-4
The world-renowned Buddhist monk offers his personal, heartfelt, and often surprising answers to 50 of the most common questions he has ever been asked

Posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by participants in his retreats and from his students, readers will discover that we all share the experience of carrying with us the one question that has always seemingly stood in the way. It may block the next step in our personal development, the development of our spiritual practice, or our understanding of ourselves.

6 thematic sections make the book easily accessible for those new to Buddhism as well as for more experienced practitioners:

• Daily Life
• Living and Dying
• Engaged Buddhism
• Mindfulness Practice
• Family and Relationships
• Children's Questions

Thich Nhat Hanh's answers condense Buddhist wisdom of 2,500 years into individual answers that shine with diamond-like clarity and summarize his own insights based upon a lifetime of practice.

These exchanges offer an accessible way into Buddhist teachings and often mix practical immediately applicable suggestions with ideas for further study and contemplation. The conversations also provide a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher.
Thich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture. He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.

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The world-renowned Buddhist monk offers his personal, heartfelt, and often surprising answers to 50 of the most common questions he has ever been asked

Posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by participants in his retreats and from his students, readers will discover that we all share the experience of carrying with us the one question that has always seemingly stood in the way. It may block the next step in our personal development, the development of our spiritual practice, or our understanding of ourselves.

6 thematic sections make the book easily accessible for those new to Buddhism as well as for more experienced practitioners:

• Daily Life
• Living and Dying
• Engaged Buddhism
• Mindfulness Practice
• Family and Relationships
• Children's Questions

Thich Nhat Hanh's answers condense Buddhist wisdom of 2,500 years into individual answers that shine with diamond-like clarity and summarize his own insights based upon a lifetime of practice.

These exchanges offer an accessible way into Buddhist teachings and often mix practical immediately applicable suggestions with ideas for further study and contemplation. The conversations also provide a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher.

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Thich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture. He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.

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