You Are Here
- Shambhala Publications11/14/2023Pages: 160Size: 5 x 7.75ISBN: 9781645472414Details
Cut through the busyness and anxieties of daily life to discover the simple happiness of living in the present moment, as taught by a world-renowned Zen monk.
In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh—Zen monk, author, and meditation master—distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. But true mindfulness, Hanh explains, is not an escape. It is being in the present moment, totally alive and free.
Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, You Are Here offers a range of effective practices for cultivating mindfulness and staying in the present moment—including awareness of breathing and walking, deep listening, and skillful speech. These teachings will empower you to witness the wonder of life and transform your suffering, both within and outside you, into compassion, tenderness, and peace. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, “the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody.” It is as simple as breathing in and breathing out.Author BioA Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh (1926–2022) was an internationally renowned author, poet, scholar, and peace activist, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Living Buddha, Living Christ; Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames; Peace Is Every Step; and The Miracle of Mindfulness. He was the leader of monastic communities in New York, California, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, and his teachings have inspired several hundred local groups of lay practitioners across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.SHERAB CHÖDZIN KOHN taught Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. Coeditor of the bestselling anthology The Buddha and His Teachings, he also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.Selected Reader Reviews