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Creating True Peace Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World

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ISBN-10: 0743245202

ISBN-13: 9780743245203

Edition: 2004 (Reprint)

Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh, Thich Nhat Hanh

List price: $16.00
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Bestselling author and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected peace activists in the world. Having lived through two wars in his native Vietnam, he strives to prevent conflict of all kinds, from the internal violence of individual thoughts to interpersonal and international aggression. For the first time, in Creating True Peace, he tells vivid, deeply affecting stories of his and his students' wartime experiences in Vietnam and how they were able to remain nonviolent and work for peace in the face of the most stressful, dangerous, life-threatening circumstances. The same teachings and practices that Nhat Hanh and his students use every day can help us, too, to create peace in our own lives, in every moment. With a combination of courage, sweetness, and candor, Nhat Hanh brings to life the ancient wisdom and stories of the Buddha and other sages and reveals a clear, practical blueprint for living nonviolently today -- no matter what your circumstances. For anyone who sincerely desires to create peace, here are practices to improve all our relationships -- friendships, partnerships, marriages, even our relationships with our elected representatives. Here, too, are beautiful, simple meditations and mindful practices for individuals, couples, and parents, along with ways to teach children how to create peace in their daily lives and to improve family communications. From this book, we can all draw the determination and inspiration to do the right thing, to make a difference. We are not helpless; we can create peace here and now. Creating True Peace shows us how. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 8/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Thich Nhat Hanh is an expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist monk, as well as a teacher, author, poet, and peace activist. 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.

What Is True Peace?
Turning Arrows into Flowers: Practicing Inner Transformation
Peace Begins with Us: Taking Your Practice into the World
Right Action Comes from Right Understanding
Reconciliation: Peace Practices for Individuals and Partners
To Love Means to Be Truly Present: Practicing Peace with Your Child
Protecting Peace: Community and Sangha Practices
A Call for Great Compassion
Epilogue: A New Global Ethic: Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence