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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk whose lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Thay (pronounced Tie), as his followers call him, has written numerous books, travels extensively to offer teachings on the art of mindful living, and has been instrumental in introducing Buddhist concepts to the west. One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, Thich Nhat Hanh lives in southwest France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens. One of the latest releases is Peace Is Every Breath.

This set features the rare opportunity to listen to Thich Nhat Hanh deliver the teachings that inspired the creation of his most popular books. These talks include:

  • Being Peace
  • The Heart of Understanding
  • Touching Peace
  • Looking Deeply
  • The Art of Flower Arranging
  • Truly Seeing
  • On Being Peace…

This eloquent meditation on "being peace in order to make peace" is more relevant than ever.

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brilliant dharma talks

No doubt we'll all relate to them differently but they are delivered beautifully and poetically. You can sense inner stillness and peace.

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Full of important lessons.

I listened to this on a week of train journeys, and found the book extremely relaxing yet inspiring to listen to. There are so many valuable lessons to take from it.

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My favourite of all Thich Naht Hahn’s recordings on Audible

Many hours of wisdom with the benefit of hearing the talks as if you are in the room. A privilege to have access to such such teaching. Have listened to it three times already, it is wonderful company on long walks.

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Inspirational work easy to understand and grasp. easy to listen to soothing and great speaker

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How to simplify teaching truth, the basics of life

To me, Thich Nhat Hahn shares wisdom and shows practical Buddhism, one with the audience. His sense of humour is precious.
Thay is one of my beloved teachers.

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I learnt some great things from this book.

I have listened to this book several times in order to gather great insights. I was raised in the Christian tradition and therefore some of the Buddhist perspectives are completely fresh. Just now I have been really helped by the image he gave of anger being like compost, which is necessary for planting the seeed to grow the flower.

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Great dharma talks

I absolutely loved these recordings and have listened to this twice. There are a lot of famous stories and teachings here that you may recognise from some of his books and its great to hear them from Thay himself. The talks include famous topics such as The River, Jim and the Tangerine (I made that title up, but its my favourite) Do Not Blame The Lettuce, meditation and stilling the mind, Inter-being, Emptiness, and much much more. Brilliant.

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  • 17-05-15

Spiritual Truth

I feel compelled to write a review so there is at least another written review in contrast to the one titled "Slow and aimless," even though I am not finished. It is slow, but it's certainly not aimless. Thich Nhat Hanh is very clear about helping to awaken people to their Buddha-nature. He's also not nearly as repetitive as the other reviewer states. Sure, a little repetition is used, but it's all for the purpose of obtaining enlightenment. My suggestion would be to try and meditate as Thich Nhat Hanh recommends, with a smile, as in the first lecture.

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  • streetkid
  • 28-03-19

a collection of older dharma talks from Thay

Any content from Thich is great. The quality of the recordings don't bother me because it's about the messages within, not about the recording. However it's extremely tacky that the company who produced this collection decided to insert their ads to get you to go to their site to buy their stuff. Seems to go against much of what Thay is all about and more about desperate capitalism and money. Still the messages from Thay are good, but there are better purchases of his than this to me. So, not one of his best collections in my opinion but any of his dharma talks have great info for living a better life for yourself and the world around you.

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  • Johannes Maliranta
  • 17-04-19

Bad quality ripoff from Thay's dharma talks

The audio is of horrible quality, there are some glitches in it. It seems like they just took Thay's dharma talks straight out of YouTube and even put their own advertisements in there and published it. Don't buy this, go to plumvillage YouTube instead and search "Thich Nhat Hanh dharma talk" instead. He is the best teacher there is.

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  • Chris
  • 12-10-13

Slow and aimless

What disappointed you about Classic Dharma Talks?

The audio was bad, the speaker kept repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating the same thing over and over. It was tedious. A tree is a tree...I heard you the first five times, move on..

What was most disappointing about Thich Nhat Hanh’s story?

The repetition of the same point.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I did not have a problem understanding the speaker but I could see how someone might struggle with that aspect.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Classic Dharma Talks?

There's too much I would have edited from this book.

Any additional comments?

Waste of a credit.

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