Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to "try to be intelligent and skillful in your practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of investigation. Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.
With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehennsive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing.
Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh, along with his community, in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher.
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.
Happiness shines with warmth and insight.
- Shambhala Sun