At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

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This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.



The tradition of Zen teaching stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story–telling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.


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Title:At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life
ISBN:9781941529430
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  • Zahin

    Since finding my true home, I no longer suffer. The past is no longer a prison for me. The future is not a prison either. I am able to live in the here and now and to touch my true home. I am able to ...

  • Amy

    I savoured this beautiful book over many moons trying to really allow the daily and at times, weekly, meditative reading to sink in. Highly recommend. ...

  • Janet

    This is a truly decolonial view of how all the world could live. He speaks to everyone, and in his life he has tried to help those he encounters. This particular book of his addresses his experiences ...

  • Eric

    As I write this review, I am living in the moment. I breathe in as I write this sentence, and I breathe out as I write the next. If you seek to be in touch with yourself and the world around you, Thic...

  • Janet

    I realize I probably won’t ever have the patience and discipline to be mindful all the time, every day. Having said that, I can hear a small voice saying “Yes, but you can be a little more mindful...

  • Tiffany

    Just reading Thich Nhat Hanh's words makes me feel peaceful. This is a collection of short pieces about mindfulness in your daily life. He tells some of his story here and uses his story to teach less...

  • Melissa

    I received an ARC copy from netgalley for an honest review.Thich Nhat Hahn has chosen stories from his life to help continue teaching his readers. Filled with Buddhist philosophy and his own wisdom th...

  • Catherine Anne

    "There is no way home ; home is the way."...

  • Nate

    Hanh writes dozens of short stories about his life and his experiences and how he used meditation in all of its various forms to bring clarity and understanding to otherwise challenging and even dange...

  • Cheryl Crotty

    I read this book slowly. It was not only enjoyable to read of his life, it was very informative as to how to enhance my life. I think it is the perfect book for anyone who is tipping their toes into B...