From Library Journal
This collection of teachings by noted Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh will be eagerly read by those concerned about world peace. Rev. Thich claims that world peace starts with the individual's acquiring inner peace. He challenges the reader in warm and anecdotal dialogues:"Have we wasted our hours and days? Are we wasting our lives? . . . Practicing Buddhism is to be alive to each moment." Meditation, says the author, is not an escape from the difficult present but an active form of service to society, directing us to understanding and compassion toward all suffering humanity. The author terms this "engaged Buddhism." Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life. For academic and public libraries. Alphonse Vinh, Yale Univ. Lib.
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About the Author
Forty of Thich Nhat Hanh¹s books have been translated into English. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr., Nhat Hanh lives in Plum Village, a meditation centre in France. Jack Kornfield has taught Buddhism around the world since 1974. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Arnold Kotler founded Parallax Press and currently lives in Hawaii.