Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations.
For him, happiness is not found by suppressing our emotions but by purposefully living in a mindfully aware state.
Only by practicing mindfulness in this way can we identify the source of pain that is responsible for our fear and anxiety, and cut it off from its roots so that the pain can subside. When were not held in the grip of fear, we can truly embrace the gifts of life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese poet, bestselling author and peace activist, has been a Buddhist monk for over 40 years. He was chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the Vietnam War and was nominated by Dr Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966 he visited the US and Europe on a peace mission and was unable to return to his native land. Today he heads Plum Village, a meditation community in south-western France, where he teaches, writes, gardens and aids refugees worldwide.
[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.
- The Dalai Lama
Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha.
- Sogyal Rinpoche
Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout...a scholar of immense intellectual capacity.
- Martin Luther King