Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a prolific author, poet, teacher, scholar and peace activist. Yet he is also a master calligrapher, distilling ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases that resonate with our modern times, capturing and expressing his lifetime of meditative insight, peace and compassion. This book offers a rare opportunity to spend time in the presence of his beautiful creations. For Thich Nhat Hanh, creating calligraphy is more than creating art - it is also a meditative practice. He is fully present for every moment, from drinking his tea, to sitting down and taking a brush, and using the tea to make the ink. Each calligraphy is made of mindful sitting, breathing, walking, smiling - and love.
Thich Nhat Hanh was born in Vietnam, but now lives in a monastic community in the south of France: he has also founded communities in New York, California, Mississippi, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. He is the author of over 100 books, including the bestselling The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace is Every Step and The Art of Power. He is the founder of Plum Village, Europe's largest Buddhist monastery, near Bordeaux in southwest France.
Chapter 1: Conscious Breathing * Chapter 2: Mindful Walking * Chapter 3: Looking Deeply * Chapter 4: Letting Go * Chapter 5: Being Here