The Heart of Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy & Liberation : the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and Other Basic Buddhist Teachings

The Heart of Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy & Liberation : the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and Other Basic Buddhist Teachings

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By (author) Thich Nhat Hanh

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  • Publisher: Rider & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 3 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0712670033
  • ISBN 13: 9780712670036
  • Sales rank: 26,483

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In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gift of clear and poetic expression to an explanation of the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other basic Buddhist teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh's extraordinary contribution to Buddhism and to life is the way he makes these teachings and practices accessible to everyone, showing us how the very suffering that is holding us down can be the path to our liberation.

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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.

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"Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha."--Sogyal Rinpoche "If there is a candidate for 'Living Buddha' on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh."--Richard Baker-roshi "Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth."--His Holiness the Dalai Lama "Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet."--Robert Lowell