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This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself - to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice.

In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to witness the wonder of life and transform our suffering, both within us and around us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace - not in some long and hard struggle, but in this very moment. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, "the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody." It's as simple as breathing in and breathing out.

©2010 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Wonderful

I could listen to and/or read Thich Nhat Hanh every day forever, and this book depicts a beautiful manner of living everyone can embrace.

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knowing who you are

Thich Nhat Hanh has opened up my eyes to be able to better myself first before I can help others. I have come to understand the here and the know better and how important it is to do so in order to deal with the future. I have listened to this book over and over and every time I do so, I learn something knew. this book has touched the inner self just to be able to understand myself. Anyone who doesn't know how to deal with one's past, should listened the teacher Thy

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Great lessons and stories.
Recommended for those interested in meditation. Easy and enjoyable to read.

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Very insightful

Before listening to this audible book I was in a state of anxiousness. But after finishing the book I feel so much more happy. I feel an interconnectedness to everything. The explanation of birth and death makes me feel hopeful and it quiets my distress about immortality. This book is my most favorite book at this moment.
I would highly recommend this book to all people regardless of age.

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New Jewels With Each Listen!

I enjoy the subject matter, the insight, and narration so much, I've listened 3 times

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The Organic Truth

When one hears the truth being told for the first time, the need for a second opinion is nullified.

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Thay in a nutshell!

Great intro, refresher and overall snapshot of Zen Buddhism as taught by Thay. Soothing voice, as well.

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Exceedingly illuminating

This is a must read for every human being in the planet if we are to build a peaceful, liberated, loving society focused on deeper Truth

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A great intro into the Buddhist practices

This book was referred to me as highly recommended, as a Christian I was a little weary but everything in it helps you to improve your quality of life and the author often refers to the Christian equivalent of the Buddhist teachings.

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Incredible

I hope you find all the peace I did while reading this book. I enjoyed it throughly.

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Very soothing and reassuring

I’ve found myself repeating “you are here” often since I first listen to this book. It is a great phrase both to take me back to the present as well as to remind me of the miracle that I’m in fact, here.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings are very straight forward and wise. The narrator has a soothing voice so just listening to the book makes me relax.