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Keeping the Peace Mindfulness and Public Service

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ISBN-10: 1888375485

ISBN-13: 9781888375480

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press Staff

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Expanding traditional thinking regarding the work of law enforcement, the author speaks directly to the need of civil servants in order to help cultivate their own inner peace in order to help others.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 8/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

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.

Introduction : becoming officers of peace
Being in the here and now
Workplace practice : walking meditation
Working without stress
Workplace practice : mindful breathing
Transforming anger
Workplace practice : mindful consumption
Nourishing a healthy work environment
Workplace practice : watering seeds
Collective resources
Workplace practice : the second body system
Companionship and community
Workplace practice : beginning anew
Getting help
Workplace practice : right thought and right speech
A safe place
Workplace practice : a code of ethics
Cultivating compassion
Workplace practice : looking with the eyes of compassion
Feeding the hungry ghosts
Workplace practice : deep listening and loving speech
Bringing the practice to others
Workplace practice : being a Bodhisattva
Reducing violence