True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
  • True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
  • True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
  • True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart
ISBN: 1590304047
EAN13: 9781590304044
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 6.54" L x 4.17" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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Book Overview

A renowned Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee introduces a Buddhist approach to practicing authentic love in our everyday lives

In this eye-opening guide, Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of love as described in the Buddhist tradition: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom--explaining how to experience them in our day-to-day lives. He also emphasizes that in order to love in a real way, we must first learn how to be fully present in our lives, and he offers simple techniques from the Buddhist tradition that anyone can use to establish the conditions of love.

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, is an internationally known author, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.

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5
   Clear and thoughtful
This book is a direct, direct, practical and simple introduction to the subject. Several of my friends also liked it.
 
5
   Simple, yet effective practices! I
Simple, yet effective, recommended Dr. Goin. Six of his books were purchased by me, and they all contain great advice on obtaining true happiness and love by practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and compassion in everything we do. They also spoke of how to deal with anger and sadness. These are Christian practices, and they are practical, real and stem from Jesus' same teachings.
 
5
   Best book on love
This book is a fabulous introduction to marriage, parenting, friends, and family. In his book "Love," Thich Nhat Hanh has a way of describing it in a way most people can understand. He also uses stories to illustrate the meaning of the parable.
 
5
   Amazing
A great book, said Pauley.
 
5
   Must read
Its easy to say that you love someone, but this book teaches you the essence of love through your thoughts and actions and encourages and ever-present state of mindfulness. This book is recommended reading.
 
5
   ' True Love is defined in this little book and then the ...
This book seems to expand on one of the defining and important chapters of Ticht Hahn's book The Art of Communicating. The Teacher shows you how to turn yourself and your life into a true Masterpiece and helps you understand how important you are.
 
5
   A must read
This is a great book. If you want to stay married, you must first get married. The book is a simple but succinct introduction to love and Buddhism. You are truly the greatest gift you can give another person, he said.
 
5
   Another pebble on our path
I gifted a copy of this to someone close to whom I did not identify. The connection of love as we see it and our similarities. This is a beautiful way to share beliefs in a very understandable way, Raymond said.
 
5
   The best
Best I've read in awhile --great to give as gifts --whether people get it or not --they will someday!!! Great for someone who is new to Buddhism. Shalom?
 
5
   Beautiful
I am a Christian and I really appreciate the Lord's teaching, he said. The fact is, most people relate to the concepts more readily.
 
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