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July 12, 2012

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Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Shambhala Library Edition

In this classic introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to witness the wonder of life and transform our suffering, both within us and around us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy. Congrats to Jordan! Thanks for all of your comments, everyone. Stay tuned for more giveaways.


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47 Responses to Book Giveaway

  • Amy Christensen says:

    Looks like a great book I could use at this point in my life!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  • Jennifer Dixson says:

    Fledging practice here but always reading and hungering for more knowledge.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  • Nan Hoekstra says:

    Living in the present moment requires I be introduced to it all over and over again....

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  • Desiree Jones says:

    I love his continued ability to reach out to so many through his words. Looking forward to reading this book:-)

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  • sissy says:

    Love Thich Nhat Hanh writings ..so just breath the present :)

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  • Ellen Serfaty says:

    present moment, beautiful moment:)

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  • Darin Molnar says:

    Thầy is the best!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  • Laura Matter says:

    sounds great

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  • Steve Earls says:

    Just started reading another book by this author after being introduced by a friend. It's provided some benefit for me at least and I wouldn't mind reading this work of his as well.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

  • Katharine Asals says:

    I have to admit, I am smitten with this man. I've been listening to a recording he did on mindfulness, the present moment, breathing, and just the sound of his voice exudes so much peace and love... I would love to read one of his books :)

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  • Abby Platt says:

    When I read the 14 precepts of interbeing, my life was changed forever. I truly become aware of the moment when I am studying Thic's teachings.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  • Brooke Fransen says:

    Just Be Just Be Just Be

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  • deborah says:

    Thay is an inspiring and unique leader who walks the talk. I had the honor of attending a vipassana retreat at deer valley with him and the sangha. It was a true exercise in the power and benefit of mindful living. His wisdom is always welcome!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  • jeff says:

    Too bad for the States -- it looks as if Thay is not coming across the Atlantic this year :-(

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  • Rogério de Castro Serra says:

    It's a classic! What else to say?

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  • Jackie Hutto says:

    I love anything he writes.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

  • jeff says:

    Too bad, no Thich Nhat Hanh travels in US this year.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  • Bernadette Gibson says:

    I could use a spark to ignite the magic back into my life!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  • Alena Klimova says:

    Few minutes ago a found in the net this quote:
    “Peace can exist only in the present moment. It is ridiculous to say “Wait until I finish this, then I will be free to live in peace.” What is “this”? A diploma, a job, a house, the payment of a debt? If yo u th ink that way, peace will never come. There is always another “this” that will follow the present one. If you are not living in peace at this moment, you will never be able to. If you truly want to be at peace, you must be at peace right now. Otherwise, there is only “the hope of peace some day.”— Thich Nhat Hanh...
    ...and after that I read Shambhala tweet about a book by this author..I realy would like to discover this piece of zen-magic

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  • Robert Pearce says:

    Thank you for the book give aways and sharing the dhamma.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  • Ana says:

    I'm so broke, and I would love to have this book as my own! I believe it will be very beneficial to me in this moment.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  • Caroline says:

    i am here

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  • Terena says:

    I love Thich Nhat Hanh!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

  • Adam says:

    I have actually never read any work by Thich Nhat Hanh, even though he is very much on my reading list. This book looks like it would be a wonderful place to start, and a beautiful thing to share afterwards!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  • Marc says:

    I always travel with this book. It's my companion, my friend, the solid bridge beneath my feet to every new experience that comes before me.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  • Jennifer says:

    Wherever you go, there you are.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  • Mary G says:

    Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings changed
    my brain. In an odd place and need to read mire

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  • Pat Sawyer says:

    The author, thich nhat hanh, is a beautiful human being. I love his everyday wisdom. He has helped me to truly believe I am on the right path.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  • Dawn says:

    I would like to use this in my work as a Childrens School Nurse. I also work in hospitals and with families with disabled children.
    I think I would find this very useful.
    Happy days ;-)

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  • Robin Karen says:

    Pena book on Bodhisattva is the 1 that fell off the shelf at the library :-) I searched for the definition and meaning of that since I was 17 & @ 40 something found it on computers!!!!! Searching more than half my life for who I am & can BE...
    IT'S NOT IMPORTANT WHAT OTHERS DO...
    WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT I DO...
    IT'S NOT IMPORTANT WHAT HAPPENS TO ME IN LIFE...
    BUT...WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT I DO WITH WHAT HAPPENS...THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT...

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  • Adam says:

    This book is a guiding-life text and as an educator it also means being closer to the process.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

  • Lotus says:

    Being in the moment is an ongoing practice which helps expand caring and compassion

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  • Wanda says:

    This is the third time I have read a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh, thinking (wrongfully of course) that it happened purely by accident. The hear a message in the words that rings so true for me.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  • Jay says:

    Love Thich.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  • Ayse says:

    I need to practice being more present and mindful, my ACT favorite therapist tells me!

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  • Kelley Macmillan says:

    I like the Shambhala press books and this would deepen my understanding of Buddhist teachings.

    Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  • Clem says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy...it sounds enlightening!

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

  • julie flores says:

    I love Thich!

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

  • Anthony Toohey says:

    What a worthy addition to the "library" collection. Peace to whomever wins this copy :)

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

  • Jordan Murray says:

    So excited to read this - endless wisdom!!

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  • Amber says:

    The first spiritual book I read was by him--The Miracle of Mindfulness.

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  • Priscilla Newcomb says:

    i'm no more deserving than anyone else. still, like everyone here, i have suffered and would like to benefit from Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings.

    Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  • Scott P says:

    The present moment is in fact magical

    Posted on July 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  • Krissy Anderson says:

    I find his writings inspiring and mindfulness uplifting. Would love to get a copy of this book for free, but I'd pay for it too :)

    Posted on July 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

  • Graciela says:

    Thich Nhat Hanh's books is what we need right here, right now. These are times of hurries and pesimism. His teachings are the mind's food for anyone who really wants to feel what life is about. Thank you for this giveaway, Shambhala :)

    Posted on July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  • Susan says:

    Living in the present moment, learning walking meditation, and sitting with the plants and birds.

    Posted on July 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  • shirley says:

    I love this holy man,but have only read a few articles by him in magazine. I do not have a credit card, so I hope this isn't a bid for that number for future payments.

    Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

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