ISBN: 194152947X
EAN13: 9781941529478
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 2.05" H x 6.38" L x 4.17" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The five bestselling handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness Essentials Series, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax, are collected together for the first time in a beautifully designed gift box. The box contains all five titles in their original trade paperback editions, each printed with a different highlight color.

The Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. The five books are pocket-sized with bold drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis, each in a different highlight color. When the spines are lined up in this handsome gift box, the presentation is striking. The books provide explicit, simple directions for carrying out everyday activities with the focused awareness of mindful attention.

Every title in the series has appeared on each of the regional independent bestseller lists, and individual titles have appeared on The New York Times extended list, the NPR bestseller list, and others. The popular blog Brain Pickings has featured How to Love on its landing page for months, among Maria Popova's favorite reads. She writes, In accordance with the general praxis of Buddhist teachings, Nhat Hanh delivers distilled infusions of clarity, using elementary language and metaphor to address the most elemental concerns of the soul.

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   Came dented
The book set is very small for the price and arrived with a massive dent through the middle of the book. It was packaged in a flimsy sleeve, rather than a box, which is probably how it got dented.
   Love all the tomes. Accessible and helpful.
Great gifts for anyone. For anyone you know who is crazy and angry, there is another book titled "How to Fight" not in this box set and suitable for those who normally don't acknowledge their anger management problems. Interestingly, people who already practice mindfulness and kindness are the ones drawn to read these books, and it's the challenge of getting the unhappy sociopaths in your family to read them.
   Distilled mindfulness
Thich Nhat Hanh has changed my mental state. I highly recommend the Heart of Buddha's Teaching, by Thibault. I needed a little reminder to keep up with my mindfulness. The Hewitts are indeed helpful and easy to digest, but very repetitive. Simply put, we would recommend one book, each with the same advice, just in a different setting. Even if you want it boxed, I can't recommend it. Just pick one of the books you want to keep and keep reading.
   Wonderful teachings and mini blurbs to help you throughout your days
My Partner and I have been reading the book one passage at a time. It's great to talk about the certain topic and discuss how we feel about the passages, and I think that's great. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (313) 222-2027 or send an email to [email protected]. It's great to read one, talk about it, and think about it throughout the day, he said. Can't wait to read the rest and get the others out of here, Mr. Dhaliwal said.
   Beautiful Collection
These books are small, and because of that, they can easily slip into purses or back pockets. In his usual fashion, they are constructed with so much care and love, McCartney said. Easy enough for a young reader to understand the concepts of, and deep enough for even a long-time student of Buddhism and philosophy to understand and appreciate them. This is a wonderful gift for the free spirit in your life, or anyone who may need a little reminder of whats important, Raymond said.
Strong paper is used in the making of the book. Meaningful quotes from the masters of the universe. Definitely worth the money. Great set of books for gifts, Mr. D'Antonio said.
   How to live, graciously.
Thich Nhat Hanh's writings don't make sense if you are not in the frame of mind to read them. If you want a book to glance through while you are on your busy daily life and hoping to find some pearls of wisdom to post on your social media, you are wasting your time. You have to get your mind out of warp speed and get down to the speed of life, of mindful life before opening the first book, he said. If you don't, you're saving money. Yes, he says the same thing in many contexts, but as the phrase says, "barely repeating," this needs to be repeated until it sticks. Westerners even so called western Buddhists have a hard time reading his style, because he is asking us to be mindful and generous until it hurts, and then continue, he writes. Even with the help of a translator, the words might not be easy to read.
   Immeasurable worth
Without a nearby Sangha or teacher, I was not alone. In these books, the great teacher Thich Nhat Hanh shows how to incorporate many of the daily Zen activities into your practice. He speaks in language that is easy to comprehend and traces those processes back to the four noble truths and other teachings of the Buddha. This set of products is highly recommended by both practitioners and as a gift. I was not compensated for this review, but their worth has been immeasurable.
   Great way to study or renew your acquaintance with Mindfulness!
The books have helped me to overcome severe bouts of anxiety. I recommend them to anyone having difficulty with anxiousness or severe depression. I have several books on this subject, including Thich Nhat Hahn's "The Age of Miracles," which I found in a tote bag.
   Price is a steal!!!
I absolutely love these books and the author. I read a lot, great way to get me out of my own head. I also bought 2 more as gifts, the price was right and the box was really nice to keep books together. I think everybody should have this set, Tunick said.