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An Unparalleled Training in Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice - allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now. Body and Mind Are One is at once a practical teaching series covering fundamental Buddhist principles for a joyful life and a living transmission of insight from beloved Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has practiced, shared, and lived this profound wisdom for over seven decades.

Your Breath: The Bridge between Mind and Body

In our hectic modern world, many of us race from one to-do to the next, planning this and worrying about that. Thoughts and unconscious habits often consume us, numbing us to our true experience and to the suffering we create for ourselves and those around us. The Buddha taught how to break this cycle and come home to our bodies - and to the wonders of life found only in the present moment. Your breath is the key. On Body and Mind Are One, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches you the Buddha's exercises for using your breath to cease internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and become aware of the conditions for happiness and freedom that are always available.

"Through mindfulness," teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, "we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles." Experience the wise and healing presence of this unsurpassed teacher, as breath by breath, you follow his simple guidance into what he calls "the Pure Land of the Buddha, the Kingdom of God, in the here and the now."

Highlights:

  • The life-changing energies of mindfulness, concentration, and insight
  • Your presence, the greatest gift you can offer the world
  • Being there: the first aim of meditation
  • The meaning of emptiness, impermanence, and interbeing
  • Touching the Buddha within you
  • Transforming discrimination, fear, anger, and other inner afflictions
  • Karma as actions of thought, speech, and body
  • The Buddha's exercises for mindful breathing
  • How to nourish the seeds of compassion and lovingkindness within you
  • The Five Mindfulness Trainings as concrete guidelines for reducing suffering and increasing our happiness and true freedom
©2013 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2013 Thich Nhat Hanh

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What a tremendous book!

This audible book is absolutely beautiful. Thigh Nhat Hanh's gentle yet deep descriptions were so beneficial.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • dale
  • AMBLER, PA, United States
  • 11-14-13

Love this-

What did you love best about Body and Mind Are One?

Clear, soothing, simplicity of expert insight. Very accessible teachings on mindfulness and zen meditation practice.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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👍Mindfulness 🙏

This is a fantastic talk however the audio recording isn't the best. It is a public talk so the audio isn't crisp & you can hear people coughing & sneezing & whatnot throughout the program. Also I think I hear air conditioning or some other form of white noise. Thich Nhat Hanh has wonderful points & give great instruction however his native tongue isn't English so sometimes I had difficulty understanding him. There is one particular word that he repeated but for the life of me I couldn't figure out what he is saying. Finally I feel that due to the audio quality this program is very much over priced & I feel it would be more fair to sell it at half the cost $14.99 USD. But even with the cons if you enjoy Thich Nhat Hanh or need to learn about mastering mindfulness I will still highly recommend this program.

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Great intro to meditation.

Good for beginners and advanced, too. Thay's voice is incredibly soothing. I listened to the book every day to rest and find more energy. I emerged refreshed and centered.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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origines of mindfullness therapy

people whp want to learn and practice mindfullness therapy may learn a direct experience of it before setting out.

i recommand this book to the even psychotherapists who are interested in mindfullness based cognitive therapy (mbct)

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Timeless wisdom

I really enjoyed the gentleness of this audio book. For me it was a different approach in delivering timeless wisdom.

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I recommend this book

I enjoyed the foundational wisdom shared in stories and with humour. I felt a sense of peace when listening and plan to listen again to strengthen my understanding and my practice.

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Hard to understand

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator was extremely difficult to understand and the recording quality was horrible. Sounds like it was recorded in an auditorium in front of live audience.

What did you like best about this story?

Content was pretty good--what I could understand.

What didn’t you like about Thich Nhat Hanh’s performance?

Thick accent and poor sound quality ruined the performance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Upset that is wasn't recorded better.

Any additional comments?

I'm very surprised audible would let such a poor recording be offered on their site.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Bella
  • Nunawading, Australia
  • 09-17-13

Save your money

What would have made Body and Mind Are One better?

A professional recording and a practical explanation by Thich Nhat Hanh

Would you ever listen to anything by Thich Nhat Hanh again?

No. I am sick of hour long talks without practical explanation.

What didn’t you like about Thich Nhat Hanh’s performance?

No. I am sick of hour long talks without practical explanation. Unprofessional recording.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Body and Mind Are One?

No. I am sick of hour long talks without practical explanation.

3 of 62 people found this review helpful

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  • Jxxi
  • 03-19-16

beautiful

an enlightening experience which has left me with a sense of peace, optimism, loving kindness and compassion.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lard
  • 06-25-15

Wow

I was recommended this book by a friend and approached it as a non practitioner with a view to practicing.

The manner in which it's presented is accessible and engaging. The information imparted life changing. Where often religion is 'sold' as a cure by faith, this is the opposite in that 'here is a Buddhist viewpoint, but anyone can practice mindfulness....believe or don't but the practice works'

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  • John Burke
  • 02-13-15

A meditation on mindfulness

A very relaxing and enjoyable Narration by Thich Nhat Hanh.
would highly recommend.
Thich speaks eloquently his daily meditation on aspects of daily life.

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

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  • Michele
  • 07-28-17

THich Nhat Hanh is a true Zen Master

What made the experience of listening to Body and Mind Are One the most enjoyable?

I was shocked at first to hear how much ThiCh Nhat Hanh has aged since I listened to another of his works. In his ageing he has softened and developed a great sense of humour. His teachings, this is a series of lectures, are so well thought through and so easy for us to absorb. it should be compulsory listening for everyone in their teenage years, and every 10 years thereafter as a reminder of how we are in control of our own happiness.

What did you like best about this story?

The simplicity

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh a few times.

Any additional comments?

I must find time to go listen live to a Dharma talk by this wonderful man.

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  • SJRod
  • 07-13-17

Excellent

So soothing and at the same time informative. I really enjoyed this audio book and will definitely listen to it many times.

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  • Mike Coots
  • 11-11-16

good

peaceful very relaxing voice will be returning to this many times in future. give it a try

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Janeen Hicks
  • 01-13-15

Uplifting and insightful.

An easy to hear insight into mindfulness and Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hahn's stories that accompany his teachings are both delightful and understandable. Thoroughly enjoyed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful