Zen / Mahayana
The Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, of which Zen is an important expression (along with Chinese Chan and Korean Soen), arose sometime around the first century C.E. in South India and spread throughout Asia. It is characterized by the ideal of the bodhisattva: the compassionate being whose desire for enlightenment isn’t an individual quest but includes all other sentient beings as well.
In our daily lives we are often lost in thought—we lose ourselves in our plans, in our anger, in our worries. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist techniques we can use to cut through the mental busyness and anxiety of daily life in order to discover the clear happiness that comes from living in the present moment. Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, this… Read More
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