How to Sit

ISBN-10: 1937006581
ISBN-13: 9781937006587
Edition: 2014
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh
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Description: How to Sit is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 3/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

How to Sit is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Sit provides explicit, simple directions on the mechanics of posture and breathing, along with instructions for how best to achieve the awakened, relaxed state of clarity to cultivate concentration and compassion. Following the instructions, Thich Nhat Hanh shares a series of secular guided meditations that will help us return to our breath, spend some time in the present moment, and come home to ourselves.The function of meditation practice is to heal and transform. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Sit is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to getting started with meditation practice, as well as meditators with training in any spiritual tradition who want to be reminded of the foundation of practice.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

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