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Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day

Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day

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By (author) Thich Nhat Hanh

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  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 13mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 1937006204
  • ISBN 13: 9781937006204
  • Sales rank: 57,067

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* We all need to 'Chop Wood and Carry Water'. In Thich Nhat Hanh's latest teachings on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life, he looks at how we deal with workplace scenarios, handle home and family responsibilities, and endure traffic jams and other challenges of modern life. By carefully examining our everyday choices he encourages us to become a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, and come to an understanding of our inert 'Buddha nature.'

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"Practical, wise and deeply compassionate, "Work" offers us a path for discovering the joy and inspiration that lies at the very heart of our household, livelihood and daily routines." --Michael Carroll, author of "Awake at Work" and "The Mindful Leader" ""Work" is a practical handbook for those who seek sanity and serenity at work. I love the beautiful simplicity of his teachings and the clarity they produce in my mind." --BJ Gallagher, coauthor of "Being Buddha at Work" "Thich Nhat Hanh has invited the world into mindfulness for generations. His latest gift is a call to return to the moment at work and throughout the day. "Work" gives us an opening into the happiness available in the here and now. Others may lecture, others may advise; Thich Nhat Hanh invites. I am grateful; you will be as well." -Franz Metcalf, author of "What Would Buddha Do ?"

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"Right Livelihood has ceased to be a purely personal matter. It is our collective karma." --Thich Nhat Hanh In Work, Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the top-selling Buddhist authors in the United States, adapts ancient Buddhist practices to modern life and helps readers make fulfilling choices about livelihood and ethical work. Full of life-coaching advice, tips for dealing with workplace scenarios, finding happiness, and positive psychology, Work suggests new mindful models of leadership and encourages us to carefully examine our everyday choices, so we can contribute to a work environment free from stress and tension, regardless of the circumstances. "Practical, wise and deeply compassionate, Work offers us a path for discovering the joy and inspiration that lies at the very heart of our household, livelihood and daily routines." --Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader "Work is a practical handbook for those who seek sanity and serenity at work. I love the beautiful simplicity of his teachings and the clarity they produce in my mind." --BJ Gallagher, coauthor of Being Buddha at Work "Thich Nhat Hanh has invited the world into mindfulness for generations. His latest gift is a call to return to the moment at work and throughout the day. Work gives us an opening into the happiness available in our every moment. Others may lecture, others may advise; Thich Nhat Hanh invites. I am grateful; you will be as well." --Franz Metcalf, author of What Would Buddha Do Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the best-known Zen Buddhist teachers in the world today. His best-selling books, including Power and Peace Is Every Step, have sold over two million copies in the US alone. He lives in Plum Village, in southwest France, where he gardens, writes, and teaches on the art of mindful living.