Making Space - by Thich Nhat Hanh (Paperback)
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About the Book"Find peace and calm amid the busyness of your life with this new book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Designed to be both inspiration and guidebook for those new to mindfulness practice, Making Space offers easy-to-follow instructions for setting up a breathing room, listening to a bell, sitting, breathing, and walking meditations, and cooking and eating a meal in mindfulness. Whether you live alone or with a family, this beautifully illustrated book can help you create a sense of retreat and sanctuary at home"--
Book SynopsisFind peace and calm amid the busyness of your life with this mindfulness meditation book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Designed to be both inspiration and guidebook for those new to mindfulness practice, Making Space offers easy-to-follow instructions for setting up a breathing room, listening to a bell, sitting, breathing, and walking meditations, and cooking and eating a meal in mindfulness. Whether you live alone or with a family, this beautifully illustrated book can help you create a sense of retreat and sanctuary at home.
Domestic life is a valid form of spiritual practice and Thich Nhat Hanh gives us practical ways to infuse the atmosphere of our home life with attentiveness and peace. Children, friends and even our digestive system will benefit from the daily exercises presented in this profound book. - Michael Stone, Founder, Centre of Gravity Sangha and author of Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life.
Your own home, no matter how big or small, can be a peaceful refuge. Making Space gives simple, practical and inspiring ideas on how to create sanctuary in your living space, and blend mindfulness into your daily life. Thich Nhat Hanh's kindness and wisdom shine throughout this poetic book.
Charlotte Bell, author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice
A small, practical book filled with deep and healing truths about the sacred nature of place and home. Thich Nhat Hanh offers each of us an irresistible invitation: to clear a bit of space in our everyday lives, in our own homes and in our own busy schedules, in which our souls can rest and our spirits flourish. To read this lovely book is to take the first small step toward inner peace.
Katrina Kenison - author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother s Memoir
Making Space brings home over thirty years of attending Thay's retreats. It invites us to establish a dedicated space for wakefulness, in the monastery of daily living. Although Making Space is intended for beginners, we're always beginners, so longtime meditators can also enjoy refreshing awareness of the timeless basics, cultivating empirical evidence of the unity of inner and outer space - on each step new, with each meal, in each moment. The extended loving kindness (metta) meditation allows the seeds of awakening (intention, understanding and love), to pervade the seeds of suffering (anger, craving and delusion). Making Space kindles our aspiration to discover that the door of our heart is already open, so compassion can flow freely, on the heart's breath. - Elizabeth Hamilton, author Untrain Your Parrot - and Other No-nonsense Instruction on the Path of Zen
About the AuthorThich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture. He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.
Dimensions (Overall): 5.8 Inches (H) x 3.9 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Parallax Press
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Street Date: November 3, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-8383
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Anna - 2 years ago
This book was deliberately simple and intentional. This book serves to help one establish the space, both physical and mental, for establishing a home meditation practice. One should not be surprised by its length- its page length is clearly stated in the item description. This book is what it intends to be and not superfluous. I also have the audiobook, 53 minutes in length, which I have listened to many, many times. There is a quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” The intentional simplicity and deliberate clarity of instruction found in this book enable a reader to gain what is given without confusion. Beyond 5 stars if it were possible.
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SP - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Not what I expected. Very small and cheap