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In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation.

Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn how to be mindful and experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.

©2017 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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"The Father of Mindfulness." ( Irish Times)
"The first book to awaken a mainstream readership to the subject of mindfulness - a testimony to the power of Thich Nhat Hanh's elegant and profound teaching." (Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living)
"Shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)

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Timeless Wisdom

Gentle but insistent, Thay imparts his timeless wisdom. Big ideas in simple language, beautifully voiced by John Sackville, this is an audio book that I will listen to again and again.

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Mindfulness Meditation

Brilliant Book. very Intresting. very in depth Mindfulness. i would most definitely Recommend Reading. Thank You.

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Starts off great...

Starts off great and easy going, easy to follow. As it goes on.. it just goes on... I understand what it’s about and what the message is. But towards the end it just doesn’t seem to be as focused as it was towards the start.

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starter

this is the perfect initiation and great guide as an outline for the principles of meditation

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Enjoyed this but not my favourite Mindfulness book

I enjoyed this and think Thich Nhat Hanh is wonderful however i found myself getting a bit bored listening to the last couple hours of this audio book. There are some brilliant gems and inspiring nuggets within but in my opinion the presentation of this book is a bit lacklustre when compared to books like Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now and A New Earth.

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Excellent title

Brilliant insight into mindfulness would highly recommend this to anyone interested in taking this pathway to help them cope

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Beautiful book

I love this book. Thank you so much for sharing this gift. Highly recommend the book

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Touched the subconscious!

Simply communicated. Yet understood on a deeper level.
A fabulous book for the beginner on their spiritual journey.
Although a pleasant reminder to those further along their path..of the simplest truths...sometimes forgotten...it's always a wonder being brought back to the foundation of any practice.
I find myself..half smiling...often throughout my day as Thich Naht voice resonates in my mind.

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Very helpful

I really love the book. It's helpful for the guidelines. It allows me to learn more about the meditation.

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Peaceful and reflective

This book has given me some great tips to live by and I've begun doing the one day a week of mindfulness and feel it's benefits already.
This isn't my first book by Thich Nhat Hanh and didn't find it as impactful as some of his others. But it's lessons are as important nonetheless.

I do find he repeats himself within his books, but I suppose it's to drive the lessons home.

Highly recommend if you're interested in mindfulness.

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  • 18-02-19

Very interesting, but will read again

Good tips to better control your reactions. Nice breathing techniques to help beat stress. Live better, forgive and master yourself.