Basically ALL his books are great. But I've just listed a few here.
Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh
This is very heartfelt, moving stuff. Poetry is like a painting of inner landscapes. Very beautiful. Teaches you how to have emotions skillfully in recovery. Also a lesson in gratitude.
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
These two books are step 11 starter kits. A very simple introduction to mindfulness, Buddhism and mediation.
The Long Road Turns to Joy: Guide to Walking Meditation
This is a VERY cool way to meditate that you can do ANYWHERE. TNH is the grand master of walking meditation, so you may as well learn from the best!
A Pebble for Your Pocket (for children)
This is lovely and teaches children how to meditate in the simplest sense
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Thich Nhat Hanh. Suggested Reading
Posted by An Irish Friend of Bill
Labels: Book Recommendation, Buddhism, Step 11
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