Awakening of the Heart: Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

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A comprehensive, single-volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by an internationally known Zen master

An essential companion to Thich Nhat Hanh's bestselling collection of meditation and mindfulness practices, Happiness, this book captures the heart of Buddhist wisdom and Thich Nhat Hanh's unique talent to make the Buddha's teachings accessible and applicable to our daily lives and times. This is a wonderful gift for anyone looking to deepen their practice and understanding of the teachings, as well as a unique resource to understand the fundamentals of Buddhism from its source.

With a new introduction and updated commentary, Awakening of the Heart contains the following sutras:

- Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
- Diamond Sutra
- Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing
- Sutra on The Four Establishments of Mindfulness
- Sutra on The Better Way to Catch A Snake
- Sutra on The Better Way to Live Alone
- Sutra on The Eight Realizations of The Great Beings
- Discourse on Happiness
- Teachings on the Middle Way

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
Published: 12/21/2011
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.75lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 1.30d
ISBN13: 9781937006112
ISBN10: 1937006115
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Buddhism | Sacred Writings
- Philosophy | Buddhist
- Religion | Buddhism | Rituals & Practice

About the Author
THICH NHAT HANH is one of the most revered and influential spiritual teachers in the world today. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of sixteen. Over seven decades of teaching, he has published more than 100 books, which have sold more than five million copies in the United States alone. Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing mindfulness to the West. In 1982 he established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe. He lives in Hue in Central Vietnam.