The miracle of mindfulness
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh.
This book, already translated into 35 languages, is perhaps the best known and most appreciated work of the Vietnamese monk and poet Thich Nhat Hanh. With a language easily accessible to the Western reader, the author proposes a series of exercises that gradually introduce the practice of meditative attention and teach how to do the most common activities of daily life, such as washing dishes or listening to music, as many opportunities for growth. spiritual. The themes and objects of contemplation are the 'classic' ones of the Satipatthana Sutta, the basic text on mindfulness of the Theravada tradition (first of all breathing) and dear to Mahayana Buddhism (the interdependence of all beings, compassion): the spirit and the ways in which they are presented are particularly close to the sensitivity and needs of the lay practitioner.