In his travels around the country and the world, Zen master and international best selling author Thich Nhat Hanh witnessed a growing unhappiness among the many people he encountered. He saw the hectic pace of our day-to-day lives taking a toll on our health and well-being. In response, the renowned teacher sat down to write Peace Is Every Breath - a book that makes the core teachings of Buddha accessible for everyone.
In this jewel of a book, Hanh does not suggest that we escape from reality and put our busy lives on hold. Far from it. Instead, he provides the insight and tools we need to incorporate the practice of mindfulness into our every waking moment. He shows us how we can transcend the mad rush of our days and discover within the here and now our own innate ability to experience inner peace and happiness.
Offering personal anecdotes, meditations, and advice for mindfully connecting with our present experience, Thich Nhat Hanh guides us around potential pitfalls along the way. We do not need to escape reality to harness the joy and peace that is possible with every breath we take - the power of mindfulness can heal us from the suffering caused by the many stresses that surround us.
Including original calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Breath is a timely book filled with timeless wisdom and practical advice that is destined to become a classic.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist. He is the author of many books, including such important classics as The Miracle of Mindfulness and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.
— From back cover