In The Sun My Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh draws from his personal experience as well as contemporary science and philosophy to guide the reader toward a deeper appreciation of daily reality. Using the objects and events of every day life at his hermitage in Plum Village, from the gradual settling of the pulp in a glass of apple juice to the wind blowing into the room and scattering paper, Nhat Hanh illustrates how ordinary moments can lead to great insight.
Peace activist, poet, scholar and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh invites us to welcome The Sun My Heart into our lives like a friend. And, as a true friend, its company is to be savoured. Written as the sequel to The Miracle of Mindfulness, this simple, compassionate book offers warmth and wisdom drawn from everyday anecdotes, Buddhist psychology and even contemporary physics. We can turn to The Sun My Heart again and again, enjoying the book's gentle guidance and companionship on our journey from mindfulness to insight.
I am the maker of my full being; my relationships with my environment around me; friends, foes, father, mother, sisters, brothers, husband, children, and job. In short, all my experiences were my making. I am the maker of all this. I have made all this! I am responsible for my conditions, and more importantly, I have the power to remake and reshape all my relationships. This new insight empowered me. My father was certainly a terror to us, but he was also terrorized as a child and grew up an orphan from a young age on the lawless streets of a little town in Italy. My mother was naive and a martyr by nature. She worked hard and did the best she could under the circumstances, but she was not the cause of my suffering. They were souls like myself, and we were linked from the past.
Contemporary Buddhist insights on environmentalism are assembled here, with contributions from Basho, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, Chogyam Trungpa, Gretel Ehrlich, Peter Mattiessen, Philip Glass, and others. Original.
Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as a superb act of restoration'. Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fourteen collections, poetry from six decades of writing and from several continents, together with a significant number of new poems published for the first time.
"Half My Heart is in Iraq! - stories of love for our brave" is a sparkling new 528-page publication recognizing our troops serving around the world and the families that support them. Over 500 stories and 1,100 photographs are presented in a straightforward format and are authored by the hearts and minds of real military families from across America. These stories are an inspiration to us all, and a definite must-have for all military families as a keepsake of honor and an example of the total military family experience, truly an inspirational piece of literature full of love, hope, and sunshine! The first copies will be submitted for acceptance into our National Archives, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, hopefully to be added to their permanent collection of military stories. A troop recognition project of this magnitude has never been accomplished before, until now! Additional copies will be delivered to the White House and Congress.