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Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living

Authors: Nhat Hanh, Thich
Publisher: Parallax Press
BISAC/Subject: OCC010000, FAM013000, PHI028000
ISBN: 9781935209041, Related ISBNs: 188837599X, 1935209043, 9781888375992, 9781935209041
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 136,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The author of Being Peace presents mindfulness and meditation as tools for examining—and solving—both personal and global challenges
 
In Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh expands the teachings on practicing the art of mindful living begun in the best-selling Being Peace by giving specific, practical instructions on extending our meditation practice into our daily lives. Nhat Hanh reminds us to focus on what is refreshing and healing within and all around us, and how, paired with the practice of mindful breathing, it can be used as the basis for examining the roots of war and violence, alcoholism and drug abuse, and social alienation.

Included are classic Thich Nhat Hanh practices and teachings such as the conflict resolution tool of the Peace Treaty; his thoughts on a “diet for a mindful society” based on his interpretation of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings; and his early writings on the environment. With Touching Peace, Nhat Hanh shares his vision for rebuilding society through strengthening our families and communities, and realizing the ultimate dimension of reality in each act of our daily lives.
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