Thursday, July 12, 2007

Best Mindfulness Book by Hanh?

In keeping with my current explorations of mindfulness in the everyday, does anyone have a favorite book on mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh? Or another book/source of Dharma that springs to mind as a favorite/something really useful? If anyone has a suggestion, I'm all (very grateful) ears!

(Oh - I should add - two I've contemplated are The Miracle of Mindfulness and
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life.)

10 comments:

Danny Fisher said...

I think Stepping Into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training has some of Thay's best material on mindfulness. (I imagine that's probably one of the reasons a title with an ostensibly narrow audience range is published for the general public.)

As far as other titles, I think Pema Chodron's The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Lovingkindness, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana's Mindfulness in Plain English, and Clark Strand's The Wooden Bowl: Simple Meditations for Everyday Life are indispensable.

Danny Fisher said...

By the way, the two books of Thay's that you're contemplating are both excellent on the subject.

Cheers!

EdaMommy said...

Danny, you're a peach!

EdaMommy said...

WOW - Stepping into Freedom looks really good!

Gregor said...

I really like "Miracle of Mindfulness"

marc said...

the best is: listening tnh mp3.as a french , i do like this, try it , then find abetter way: le village des pruniers. on this page look for: enseignements de tnh disponibles sur internet.click on telechargement sur votre ordinateur

NotOneNotTwo said...

I think that his commentary on the Diamond Sutra titled The Diamond That Cits Through Illusion is a very valuable short book that places his approach to mindfulness clearly within the profundity of the classic Buddist sutra

EdaMommy said...

Thanks to you all. I've got some great food for thought to follow up on!

mangadezi-jr said...

did you see BuddhistBlog's entry about Hanh being in Colorado?

EdaMommy said...

Yeah, I did see that, thanks! I'd love to go, but a whole bunch of stuff would have to happen in a way that would border on miraculous, so here I guess I'll be. You going?