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How popular to Live: Boxed Set of lowest the Mindfulness Essentials Series outlet online sale

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The five bestselling handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh''s Mindfulness Essentials Series, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax, are collected together for the first time in a beautifully designed gift box. The box contains all five titles in their original trade paperback editions, each printed with a different highlight color.

The Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. The five books are pocket-sized with bold drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis, each in a different highlight color. When the spines are lined up in this handsome gift box, the presentation is striking. The books provide explicit, simple directions for carrying out everyday activities with the focused awareness of mindful attention.

Every title in the series has appeared on each of the regional independent bestseller lists, and individual titles have appeared on The New York Times extended list, the NPR bestseller list, and others. The popular blog Brain Pickings has featured How to Love on its landing page for months, among Maria Popova''s "favorite reads." She writes, "In accordance with the general praxis of Buddhist teachings, Nhat Hanh delivers distilled infusions of clarity, using elementary language and metaphor to address the most elemental concerns of the soul."

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The Mindfulness Essentials have appeared on the NPR Bestseller list, the  San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller list, the  Boston Globe Bestseller list, the  LA Times Bestseller List and the extended  New York Times Bestseller List. 

“The monk who taught the world mindfulness.”
TIME
 
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Be Free Where You Are and No Mud, No Lotus. He is the founder of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in southwest France, the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe. Thich Nhat Hanh has been teaching the art of mindful living for more than 70 years. He lives in Hue, Vietnam.

Jason DeAntonis is an award-winning polymathic Bay Area artist, known for his fine carpentry and detailed woodwork. He has also worked in sculpture, costume design, glass blowing, painting, printmaking, and book illustration. His work has appeared in Parallax Press books Mindfulness in the Garden and the Mindfulness Essentials series, among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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BODY, MIND, AND BREATH

In our daily lives, our attention is dispersed. Our body is in one place, our breath is ignored, and our mind is wandering. As soon as we pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in, these three things—body, breath, and mind—come together. This can happen in just one or two seconds. You come back to yourself. Your awareness brings these three elements together, and you become fully pres¬ent in the here and the now. You are taking care of your body, you are taking care of your breath, and you are taking care of your mind.

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Larry Reynolds
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How to live, graciously.
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017
I picked this up after it came in the mail and started to read the first volume. I was reminded that Thich Nhat Hanh''s writings don''t make sense if you are not in the frame of mind to read them. I have always felt this way about the way he writes, that if you want a book to... See more
I picked this up after it came in the mail and started to read the first volume. I was reminded that Thich Nhat Hanh''s writings don''t make sense if you are not in the frame of mind to read them. I have always felt this way about the way he writes, that if you want a book to glance through while going on your busy daily life and hoping to find some pearls of wisdom to post on you social media, you are wasting your time. You have to get your mind out of warp speed and get down to the speed of life, of mindful life before opening the first book in this series. If you don''t, save your money.

Yes, he says the same thing in many contexts, but as the phrase says, "bares repeating", this needs to be repeated until it sticks. Western readers even so called western Buddhists have a hard time reading his style, because he is asking us to be mindful and to be kind and generous until it hurts, and then continue. The words might be few, but it isn''t easy reading.
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Perfect "daily dose of wisdom"
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
As a reader of Thich Nhat Hanh''s other literature outside of the "How to" series, I was gifted "How to Love" a while back. It was absolutely wonderful, I went and bought this whole boxed set a couple years later! I think the best way to read these books is to read one... See more
As a reader of Thich Nhat Hanh''s other literature outside of the "How to" series, I was gifted "How to Love" a while back. It was absolutely wonderful, I went and bought this whole boxed set a couple years later! I think the best way to read these books is to read one page/entry per day and allow that to guide your thinking that day. I typically keep it on my bedside table and read my "daily dose" before my morning yoga/meditation routine, then again afterward to solidify it for the day. The books are a very small size so could also be kept in a pocket for reference throughout the day. Thich Nhat Hanh is very skilled at making Buddhist ideas accessible to the Western mindset. In particular, his "How to" series condenses these philosophies and presents them in short paragraphs accompanied by heartwarming illustrations. I could picture these books being very helpful for teaching children as well, perhaps by sitting with your child each morning and reading a passage together? Anyway, I highly recommend these books, especially when read in the one-page-a-day fashion.
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Sky
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VALUABLE BOOKS
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018
High quality printing, paper materials is very thick.
Meaningful topics and life examples. Easy to understand. Definitely worth the money! Great set of books for gifts!
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Natalia
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Distilled mindfulness
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
I''ve been reading Thich Nhat Hanh for twenty years and he has transformed my mental state. I highly recommend the Heart of Buddha''s Teaching, which is the book I started with. I needed a little reminder to keep up my mindfulness. These books appear to be clips and quotes... See more
I''ve been reading Thich Nhat Hanh for twenty years and he has transformed my mental state. I highly recommend the Heart of Buddha''s Teaching, which is the book I started with. I needed a little reminder to keep up my mindfulness. These books appear to be clips and quotes from other works, each page being an entire thought or recommendation. They are indeed helpful and easy to digest, but very repetitive. Just one book would be sufficient as they all say the same advice, just in a different setting. Variations on a theme, you might call them. I can''t recommend the boxed set unless you want it for appearances. Just pick one of the books if you want it for the contents.
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Crystal C. Maples
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Immeasurable worth
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017
I''m just beginning to follow the path of The Buddha. Without a nearby Sangha or teacher, I was lacking many fundamental teachings, to which others may have access. In these books, the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, explains how to incorporate many daily activities into... See more
I''m just beginning to follow the path of The Buddha. Without a nearby Sangha or teacher, I was lacking many fundamental teachings, to which others may have access. In these books, the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, explains how to incorporate many daily activities into your practice. He speaks in language that''s easy to comprehend and traces those processes back to the four noble truths and other teachings of the Buddha. I highly recommend this set for any practitioner or as a gift. I was not compensated for this review, however, their worth has been immeasurable.
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Mayo Fingers
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Beautiful Collection
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2019
These books are small, and because of that, they can easily slip in to a purse or a back pocket (if you have decent sized pockets). In his usual fashion, they are constructed with so much care and love. Easy enough for a young reader to understand the concepts of, and deep... See more
These books are small, and because of that, they can easily slip in to a purse or a back pocket (if you have decent sized pockets). In his usual fashion, they are constructed with so much care and love. Easy enough for a young reader to understand the concepts of, and deep enough for even a long-time student of Buddhism and philosophy to understand and appreciate. This is a wonderful gift for the free spirit in your life, or, anyone who may need a little reminding of whats important.
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Aurore Barrett
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Great way to study or renew your acquaintance with Mindfulness!
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
These books on Mindfulness have literally helped me to overcome severe bouts of anxiety. I recommend them to everyone having difficulty with anxiousness or anxiety. I have several books on this subject, especially by Thich Nhat Hahn - these are small enough to carry one... See more
These books on Mindfulness have literally helped me to overcome severe bouts of anxiety. I recommend them to everyone having difficulty with anxiousness or anxiety. I have several books on this subject, especially by Thich Nhat Hahn - these are small enough to carry one book in a tote bag and each book covers a different subject.
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Raymundo
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Wonderful teachings and mini blurbs to help you throughout your days
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
My Partner and I have been reading one passage a day in the How to love book. It''s great to talk about the certain topic and discuss how we feel about the passages, and teach us things along the way. I would recommend these! It''s great to read one, talk about it, and/or... See more
My Partner and I have been reading one passage a day in the How to love book. It''s great to talk about the certain topic and discuss how we feel about the passages, and teach us things along the way. I would recommend these! It''s great to read one, talk about it, and/or think about it throughout the day. Don''t pick these up and read the entire book in one sitting, it''s great to focus on one part at a time and really digest it. Can''t wait to read the rest and get the others outside of this set.
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damian maher
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2017
Lovely box set of books
Lovely box set of books
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k McMenamin
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Great purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2019
Small but perfect
Small but perfect
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Manchmal braucht man nur eine Erinnerung
Reviewed in Germany on September 28, 2021
Wie einfach es ist, ein glückliches Leben zu führen. Das habe ich mit dieser Kleinbuch-Kollektion gelernt und bin noch dabei es auszubauen. Die körperlichen Aktivitäten und Bedürfnisse, die am Tag einen Großteil unserer Zeit in Anspruch nehmen, mit Freude und Aufrichtigkeit...See more
Wie einfach es ist, ein glückliches Leben zu führen. Das habe ich mit dieser Kleinbuch-Kollektion gelernt und bin noch dabei es auszubauen. Die körperlichen Aktivitäten und Bedürfnisse, die am Tag einen Großteil unserer Zeit in Anspruch nehmen, mit Freude und Aufrichtigkeit zu tun, ist eine Praxis für sich. Das habe ich vorher überhaupt nicht als solche erkannt. Für mich in meinem Alltag manchmal nur begrenzt machbar, wenn es dann doch mal "schnell gehen" muss. Wichtig ist, immer wieder zu sich zu kommen und das als Anleitung dazu, wie sie nirgends sonst zu finden ist. Auch beim vielen Alleinsein oder heraus aus einer Einsamkeit ein echtes Heilmittel, bei täglicher Praxis und Umsetzung. Als Smartphone-Ersatz für lange Wartezeiten beim Arzt oder Zugfahrten ebenfalls geeignet, weil es nicht darum geht, irgendwo ankommen zu müssen, sondern man zu jeder Zeit angekommen ist. Manchmal braucht man nur ''ne Erinnerung.
Wie einfach es ist, ein glückliches Leben zu führen. Das habe ich mit dieser Kleinbuch-Kollektion gelernt und bin noch dabei es auszubauen. Die körperlichen Aktivitäten und Bedürfnisse, die am Tag einen Großteil unserer Zeit in Anspruch nehmen, mit Freude und Aufrichtigkeit zu tun, ist eine Praxis für sich. Das habe ich vorher überhaupt nicht als solche erkannt.

Für mich in meinem Alltag manchmal nur begrenzt machbar, wenn es dann doch mal "schnell gehen" muss. Wichtig ist, immer wieder zu sich zu kommen und das als Anleitung dazu, wie sie nirgends sonst zu finden ist. Auch beim vielen Alleinsein oder heraus aus einer Einsamkeit ein echtes Heilmittel, bei täglicher Praxis und Umsetzung.

Als Smartphone-Ersatz für lange Wartezeiten beim Arzt oder Zugfahrten ebenfalls geeignet, weil es nicht darum geht, irgendwo ankommen zu müssen, sondern man zu jeder Zeit angekommen ist. Manchmal braucht man nur ''ne Erinnerung.
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Namaste
Reviewed in Canada on February 21, 2019
Mindfulness is a challenge. I want to study with the master.l
Mindfulness is a challenge. I want to study with the master.l
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