Happiness, Love, and Liberation

Insights and Teachings from Buddhist Psychology
Narrated by: Thich Nhat Hanh
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (235 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $34.28

Buy for $34.28

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Real-World Training in "The Practice of Happiness" with Thich Nhat Hanh.

Look deeply into the nature of the mind and you will find the seeds of true happiness and freedom. This was the Buddha's great realization - and it is a discovery that you, too, can make in any moment. With Happiness, Love, and Liberation, you will join Thich Nhat Hanh for seven sessions of advanced teachings and rare insights discovered throughout his seven-decade inquiry into the truths of Buddhist psychology. Understanding the Roots of Suffering - the First Step Toward Freedom. What are the ingredients for a life of genuine happiness? According to Thich Nhat Hanh, happiness only arises through a deep understanding of the roots of suffering - and through the cultivation of joy, love, and compassion that comes with daily practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Offering in-depth instruction in applying foundational Buddhist principles backed by modern science, he provides inspiration and support for healing the habits that lead to suffering and opening to the miracle of life in the here and now. From guidance to sitting and walking meditation to an examination of key Buddhist teachings including the Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra, and much more, these seven audio-learning sessions are intended to help us release our worries about past and future - and start living with ease in joyful recognition of the gifts of the present moment. Highlights:

  • How mindfulness and concentration generate happiness and joy
  • Meditation as an antidote to agitation and anxiety
  • Four basic breathing exercises for accessing peace at any time
  • Releasing concepts that lead to suffering
  • "Every step a miracle" - the art of walking meditation
  • Our intimate connection to our "spiritual ancestors
  • The evolution of science and philosophy
  • Zen practice: toward a fuller understanding of reality

©2015 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2015 Thich Nhat Hanh

What listeners say about Happiness, Love, and Liberation

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    204
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    157
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    170
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Simple, profound, beautiful.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have read extensively around the subject of Buddhism, attended different classes etc. and simply ended up being confused. There is no need to read anything else anymore; I followed my heart and have realised that Ticht Nhat Hanh has Buddha nature and is superb at delivering Dharma and talking about dharma. His books are all you need.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Happiness, Love, and Liberation?

Finally realising the truth of no-self and emptiness.

Which character – as performed by Thich Nhat Hanh – was your favorite?

n/a

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

n/a

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I will absolutely listen to this again!

So many beautiful and applicable concepts here. I really felt calm and connected as Thay spoke.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Helps toward understanding suffering and happiness

A lot of insights into understanding suffering. Several good suggestions for even using short periods of time to help you find happiness and understand suffering. I will plan on listening to this book a few more times to try and get all I can out of it.
A few times the noise from the audience was a little distracting, but not bad. The noise was the reason I gave 4 stars for performance. Thich Nhat Hanh's voice is very pleasant and nice to listen to.
This was the second book of his I have listened to and I plan on getting more of his books.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

change my life kind of good

so much enjoyed this book. it helps me to be mindful and to breathe deep and bring my mind home to my body.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Live Recording of Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a live recording of Thich Nhat Hanh. Therefore the audio has some background noise unlike a studio recording. But the content is fantastic and it is wonderful to hear his voice for the full (nearly) 6 hours.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Voice of the Buddha

the title describes it all. as always, this book delivers all it promises. with clarity that is easily understood by the Western mind, deeper understanding it is revealed with each listening. the first time through you find yourself questioning and opening understanding 2 new thoughts. the second time through the thoughts become clear. the third time parts of you awaken you never knew existed. I will enjoy this book over and over.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gives the Guidance of an Elder

I truly enjoy this series of talks in Thay's own words. I listen to this during my commute to work to keep me present and calm. I also listen during breaks at work to help keep me grounded and to remind me not to be carried away by the demands of the office. I am required to speak to several bank clients each day. I attribute Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching for showing me the proper way to listen, understand the client's suffering and respond in an empathetic manner.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

love TNH but...

i couldn't finish. it was such a struggle to understand. the audio quality was terrible.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A gift for our ill-being

This audiobook served as a wonderful morning meditation companion. The live recording puts you amongst the others gathered to listen and learn, enhancing the listening experience. I really enjoyed it and will be downloading more titles from Thich Nhat Hanh as author and narrator.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

So.much wisdom.from such a.wise.gentle man

I love Thich Nhat Hanh and i find his words to be reassuring in the world we live in. The Dharma talks passed down from the Buddha to his monks and nuns throughout hundreds of years come alive when Thich Nhat Hanh speaks. I love to listen to him as l fall asleep. I wonder if there are any audio books by him that aren't being spoken to a crowd because sometimes someone will laugh at this gentle monk's humor. Which is jolting when you are trying to sleep. Great Audible purchase. I listen over and over again. I hope you will enjoy this book.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brother Yonten
  • Brother Yonten
  • 06-19-18

This is a wonderful and beautiful book

This is a wonderful and beautiful book, where Thay works through aspects of Buddhist psychology in an easy to grasp way.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-20

Fascinating

So calming and thought-provoking, and I love feeling like you I am in the room hearing the talks in person. I will listen to this again and again.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-16

Not the best one

I found this a bit too diverse and more abstract than some other Thich Nhat Hanh works.

2 people found this helpful