The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

“If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”
                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi
 
In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
 
“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

Title:The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780767903691
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    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation Reviews

  • Chris

    First, I want to make a distinction between what I’d like to call ‘cultural Buddhism’ and ‘secular Buddhism’. Secular Buddhism, much like secular Christianity, is a distilled version of cult...

  • Jake

    If you're looking for an erudite, comprehensive overview of mainstream Buddhist thought, "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching" is an adequate choice, but prepare for a long, hard slog. Thich Nhat Hanh ...

  • Clif Brittain

    I loved this book. I think I love Buddhism, but please, please, please, don't make me take a test on it.When I decided I wanted to know more about Buddhism, it was because of my developing interest in...

  • Mary Overton

    "Let us look at a wave on the surface of the ocean. A wave is a wave. It has a beginning and an end. It might be high or low, more or less beautiful than other waves. But a wave is, at the same time, ...

  • Carol

    Lucid and helpful with great presentation of Noble Eightfold Path especially.Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am incorporating parts of it in my meditation....

  • Robert Gustavo

    One of the more difficult books I have read, to the point where I am not sure I got out even a tenth of what Thich Nhat Hanh put into it. I will want to revisit this in the future, once I have let it ...

  • Nicholas Whyte

    http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1935728.htmlA book by a prominent Buddhist monk outlining key teachings of Buddhism. I started off rather liking it as an approach to mindfulness and how to process suffe...

  • Suzy

    I have been savoring this book for some time, and was lucky to have it with me while trapped on planes and in airports and on an overnight detour to Detroit--Hanh's teachings didn't quite transform th...

  • Ankur Banerjee

    This book by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh goes into a lot of the background from the later-life teachings of the Buddha such as the Lotus Sutra, so in a way, it's more about what the Zen s...

  • Alan

    Thich Nhat Hanh 's book is hard to rate for a variety of reasons having to do with its laudable accomplishments and/but embarrassing shortcomings. His scholarship is undeniable: each section of the bo...