Never-before-published commentaries and personal reflections of the great Zen master on living in stillness and timelessness
Thich Nhat Hanh shares the essence of his lifetime of spiritual seeking in this intimate and poetic work, inspired by the classic text Being Time by thirteenth-century Japanese Master Dogen. Inside the Now begins with an autobiographical reflection in which we hear the voice of the young monk, poet, and community-builder struggling in war-torn Vietnam to develop a Buddhism relevant to the suffering of his time. These early experiences lay the groundwork for Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights into the nature of time and interbeing.
In part two, we hear the clear, direct voice of the Zen master challenging us to open our hearts, seize the moment, and touch the now. A beautifully designed and personal book that will be cherished for generations, Inside the Now is interspersed with poetry from other Zen masters as well as the author’s own verse and calligraphy.