Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better--and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants to train to meet every moment of life with 100 percent attention. Thich Nhat Hanh shows how practicing mindfulness can transform every area of our lives--and how its benefits radiate beyond us to affect others and the whole, larger world.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of many bestselling books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step, Fear, and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide.
Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of two of America's leading Buddhist magazines, "Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly" and "Shambhala Sun", and is the editorial director of "Mindful" magazine. McLeod has edited three books of teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh and is the series editor for "The Best Buddhist Writing" series. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
“365 pithy teachings. . . . In the editor’s preface, Melvin McLeod suggests reading them slowly, maybe one or two a day, in order to savor and digest them more fully. This is excellent advice, but whenever I sit down with the book, I find myself reading ‘just one more’ and ‘just one more’ again.”—Shambhala Sun
“What I most appreciate in this little book is how each passage cuts directly through to the heart of the matter. The selections are simple, profound, and meaningfully applicable to everyday life in today’s world.”—New Spirit Journal
“Melvin McLeod has done a wonderful job of compiling one year’s worth of Hanh’s teachings. Each reading is short: none is more than a half page in length and most are shorter. Yet each contains a potent seed capable of transforming a day or even a lifetime if allowed to take hold and grow. If the world could practice what Hanh preaches, I believe the major problems facing our world today could be resolved.”—San Francisco Book Review