Teachings on Love

How Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Intimate Relationships
Narrated by: Thich Nhat Nanh
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (206 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 $17.47

Buy for $17.47

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

Learn how complete awareness can open the door to lasting transformation in work, worship, love, and all other areas of your life. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's acclaimed theory of mindfulness explores ways to shine the light of awareness into our intimate relationships. He examines Buddhism's four basic qualities of authentic love: kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom. By looking deeply into ourselves and our loved ones, these qualities blossom effortlessly within our hearts and souls, spiritually nourishing us and everyone around us. Thich Nhat Hanh skillfully weaves together traditional stories, personal experiences, step-by-step instructions, and core concepts, making Teachings on Love a time-proven journey towards finding the miracle and self-fulfillment of authentic love.
©1996 by Thich Nhat Hanh (P)1994 Sounds True

What listeners say about Teachings on Love

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    154
  • 4 Stars
    31
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    106
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    116
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

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

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful

This is one of my favoriate books by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is the foundations of his teachings and one that I have referred back to over and over.

21 people found this helpful

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

Thich Nhat Hanh is the most engaging and warm monk

The writings of Thich Nhat Hanh are wonderful - they are engaging, encouraging, warm, lovingly expressed, funny at times and inspirational. This Audible Book is absolutely wonderful because the narrator is Thich Nhat Hanh himself, speaking his beliefs in his sweet caring voice and manner, and, since it is a recording of a live session at the Omega Institute, you can hear the appreciative laughs from the audience , as well as the beautiful sound of the bell for meditation. I would recommend any book and book on tape written and read by Thich Nhat Hanh.

1 person found this helpful

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

Absolutely Transforming!

What made the experience of listening to Teachings on Love the most enjoyable?

The stories that are told are very inspirational.

What other book might you compare Teachings on Love to and why?

I would compare it to "The Present Moment" by Thich Nhat Hanh. The content is different and yet the message of love and compassion is very similar.

Which scene was your favorite?

The story of David and Angelina was my favourite!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the moment when Thich Nhat Hanh says that his driver is his "Angelina". And when he describes having a wall of "Angelina's". And it inspired me so much to think of all the "Angelina's" in my life and to honour them.

Any additional comments?

Love and compassion radiates throughout this recording.

1 person found this helpful

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

The Master

Would you consider the audio edition of Teachings on Love to be better than the print version?

The Master is incredible. It would have been even better if the recording had been remastered to edit out the coughing in the audience, which at times became distracting.

3 people found this helpful

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

A Teacher most Profound

Over 6 years now and several volumes of his work and I am still in awe of his wisdom around mindfulness. I am a huge fan of Audible (and to be fair I love ebooks and printed books as well just to be clear) and I have enjoyed listening to his words in his own voice. His work tends to be contant companions of mine and this one is no different.

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

To Love Is To Accept The Other Person As They Are

This one really warms the soul. Beautiful, funny, elegant, profound, simple, transformative. Thank you Thay.

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

Thich does it again!

Listening to Thich is just as impactful as reading his words. I've been wanting to get around to reading more of his material, and audible has allowed me to access more of his material. I love his messages of listening compassionately, and while I am still fairly new to his teachings, it's always great to come back and listen.

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

Hearing is better than reading

it really adds a lot to hear him speak in his own voice instead of just reading the material.

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

Loved this book!

I would highly recommend this book. I got a lot out of it and very practical examples for greater understanding.

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

Absolutely Spot On

Another great teaching by a phenomenal Zen Master. He uses humour, past and present life experiences, people from all walks of life and countries share a powerful and practical message on a topic the I believe many in this world have completely confused its true meaning. Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh once again.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Terence
  • Terence
  • 10-07-07

This book made my spirit smile.

This book made my spirit smile. A beautiful book by a beautiful spirit. With wisdom.

5 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 Cd6
  • Cd6
  • 08-23-17

Good understanding

it's the kind of read well fitted if your on a emotional roller coaster, topics of love are covered as well as touching stories, these stories did trigger emotions in me of how I involved pride instead of love, man how did I ever get it so wrong, in short a satisfying audio book.