The author, himself a Zen master, here unfolds an explanation of core Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. He makes these practices accessible to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, showing how our very suffering can be the path to our liberation.
A popular book of Buddhist teachings by one of the most popular Zen masters alive today.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam and his courageous efforts moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. During the war, he founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. Forced into exile because of his efforts to negotiate peace in Vietnam, he continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees abroad. Today he lives in Plum Village, his meditation centre in France, and travels widely, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.