9781937006853

No Mud, No Lotus The Art of Transforming Suffering

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    9781937006853

  • ISBN10:

    1937006859

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2014
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
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Summary

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy. Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us. Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind. No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.

Author Biography

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the best-known Zen Buddhist teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village, in southwest France, where he gardens, writes, and teaches the art of mindful living.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. A Lotus in Muddy Waters: Understanding Why We Suffer
Practice: Looking at a Match
Story 1

2. Saying Hello
Practice: Stopping
Story 2

3. The Roots of Suffering
Practice: Looking Deeply
Story 3

4. The Birth of Compassion
Practice: Metta
Story 4

5. Finding Joy
Practice: Walking Meditation
Story 5

6. Creating Community
Practice: Interbeing
Story 6


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