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Thich Nhat Hanh, poet, Zen master, and chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace Delegation during the war, was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize. Thomas Merton described him as more my brother than many who are nearer to me in race and nationality, because he and I see things in exactly the same way. The author lives in exile in France, where he teaches, writes, gardens, and helps refugees worldwide. In this book of talks to American peace activists and students of meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh thoroughly discusses the importance of being peace in order to make peace.
A bestseller with over 250,000 copies sold, Being Peace is the seminal founding work by Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. It is filled with practical suggestions on how to create a more peaceful world "right in the moment we are alive." Contains Thich Nhat Hanh's key practices, including a guide to the practice of reconciliation which has become a peacemaking tool in many other religious traditions.
This beautiful, newly revised edition is the perfect starting point for those who are getting their first introduction to Buddhism as well as a must-have for those already engaged in the tradition.