Buddhism teaches that the present moment contains the seeds of all poosibilites for out lives- freedom from suffering; true comapssion for other; and a calm, spacious mind that welcomes change. Originally recorded at a week-long retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, The Present Moment shares the essential Buddhist practices designed to "touch the energy of mindfulness" that we carry within us. It is through these time-honored teachings that anyone can open the seeds of joy that are always present and waiting to change our lives. As a Buddhist monk in 1966, working to relieve the suffering caused by the Vietnam Way, Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. Today this Zen master and bestselling author is admired for his special way of teaching the dharma (essential Buddhist truths) to students of all faiths, while addressing the unique challenges of our day. The seeds of internal and external peace are already inside you., Thich Nhat Hanh teaches. You need only learn to contact and nurture them. This is the path to transcending fear and anger; this is the path to a more peaceful world. Through easy-to-follow exercises, you will earn a treasury of meditation to help you walk, breathe, communicate- even cope with traffic- more deeply and consciously.
Here is your invitation to experience these key practices for living joyfully, with respected master of this 2,000-year-old wisdom tradition, in The Present Moment.
©1994 Thich Nhat Hanh and Sr. Chân Không.