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Publisher's Summary

The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource - silence - to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace.

Many people embark on a seemingly futile search for happiness, running as if there is somewhere else to get to, when the world they live in is full of wonder. To be alive is a miracle. Beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. To hear the call of beauty and respond to it, we need silence.

Silence shows us how to find and maintain our equanimity amid the barrage of noise. Thich Nhat Hanh guides us on a path to cultivate calm even in the most chaotic places. This gift of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of silent meditation or an existing practice of any kind. Through careful breathing and mindfulness techniques he teaches us how to become truly present in the moment, to recognize the beauty surrounding us, and to find harmony. With mindfulness comes stillness - and the silence we need to come back to ourselves and discover who we are and what we truly want, the keys to happiness and well-being.

©2015 Unified Buddhist Church (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent book

Loved it. Learned a lot. Listened to it over and over. Great book and narrated beautifully. Thank you very much.

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better than good

I cannot recommend this book enough. Just get it and let your life be changed by this wonderful high levels in master and teacher

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A must have book when cultivating inner science

I love how this book breaks down the 4 different nutrients we take in , I also love the detailed observation on how useless mind babble and constantly running from true inner science perpetuates suffering , and how inner peace can permeate your being once true inner silence is obtained .. The space you leave really is just as important as the sound you make . Great read !!

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Beautiful

A beautiful book. A book on how be present without making noise. Worth a read

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Silence

I always learn so much and feel an incredible peace when reading or listening to the work of Thay. This book is an excellent guide for those among us who crave silence.

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Wonderful

I truly enjoy all of Thich Nhat Hahn's books. Zoom of them have similar stories or lessons in them, however they are always a delight to listen to

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Outstanding book!

As a Christian pastor, I found this book to be most helpful. I have learned so much and applied it to my life.

The Reverend Stephen York

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amazing!

I couldn't wait get into the car to listen

I wish it didn't end. I will listen to it again!

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Must read

We never take the time to check in with ourselves and others, but from a compassionate place --treat yourself to something :)

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Beautiful message

I absolutely love anything by Thich Nhat Hanh. This narrator was not one of my favorites. when you're listening to stories about mindfulness, someone that talks quickly and sounds like they just want to finish the book is kind of sad. To speak of silence, slowing down and mindfulness but fast reading, didn't give a cohesive feeling. but great book.

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  • David
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An excellent guide to the majesty of silence

a beautiful book that will be a guiding light for many years to come!

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