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The miracle of mindfulness : a manual on meditation (1975)

by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Series: Mindfulness

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Great book on mindfulness meditation. ( )
  AlexaHarper | Aug 10, 2015 |
this one came into my possession of its own accord. i did not seek it out. in fact, i'd been avoiding writings of this man. but it arrived on my desk one day and seemed to want me to read it. so, i'm giving it a respectful perusal.

later that same iteration: typical but well-written buddhist fare detailing problems of Mind and yogic technique. sags a bit into woo but that's to be expected, especially since the book is from the 1970s. i would recommend this one to people just beginning to explore yoga and meditation and buddhism but also serious students of philosophy because the plain narrative and anecdotes cut through a lot of the pretentious patter and strangulated, over-jargoned prose often found in philosophical treatises.

well worth a good read. ( )
  keebrook | Mar 10, 2015 |
I bought this as a Kindle Daily Deal. It is a short book that is more about the philosophy of mindfulness than the actual practice. Thich Nhat Hanh shares a few techniques that may be helpful for those new to meditation or mindfulness, but the power of this book really comes from its arguments for practicing mindfulness. It is a brief treatise from one of the world's experts on mindfulness. ( )
  porch_reader | Mar 1, 2014 |
how did i get so far from this stuff? this book fell into my hands when i really needed it, as books tend to do. but, that said, while some of it really resonates, a lot of it just didn't. i tried to read this book as slowly as possible (or it would be about an hour's read), and i partially succeeded in that, and even did some of the exercises. others i'll refer back to later. it'll sound funny (or pretentious or unenlightened or like i'm a jerk) to say this, but i wish this had a little more depth, or maybe he wouldn't have lost me the few times he did.
  elisa.saphier | Apr 2, 2013 |
A short book, but don't think that dilutes the strength of the message. This is a great book for those seeking to learn more about mindfulness and points you straight in the right direction without waffle or distraction. ( )
  floriferous | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0807012394, Paperback)

Miracle of Mindfulness is a sly commentary on the Anapanasati Sutra, the Sutra on Breath to Maintain Mindfulness. "Sly" because it doesn't read like a dry commentary at all. One of Thich Nhat Hanh's most popular books, Miracle of Mindfulness is about how to take hold of your consciousness and keep it alive to the present reality, whether eating a tangerine, playing with your children, or washing the dishes. A world-renowned Zen master, Nhat Hanh weaves practical instruction with anecdotes and other stories to show how the meditative mind can be achieved at all times and how it can help us all "reveal and heal." Nhat Hanh is a master at helping us find a calm refuge within ourselves and teaching us how to reach out from there to the rest of the world. --Brian Bruya

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Exercises in active and passive Zen meditation accompany a discussion of their relevance in contemporary living.

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