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  • Published: 15 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176847
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176
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The Art of Communicating




A powerful and practical guide to mastering the skills to authentically connect with yourself and the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh is the subject of the upcoming major documentary Walk With Me narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Despite all of our best intentions, communication is still a challenge for most of us. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we learn to listen with compassion and understanding? Why do people communicate so differently and how can we reach across our differences to strengthen our relationships?

Using examples from his own experience working with couples, families, workplace colleagues, and international conflicts, celebrated spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh reveals five steps to truly mindful communication. By focusing on concrete and accessible practices, The Art of Communicating provides the key to communicating with yourself, loved ones, colleagues and new acquaintances more effectively, with kindness and mindfulness.

‘There is a saying in Vietnamese, ‘It doesn’t cost anything to have loving speech.’ We only need to choose our words carefully, and we can make other people happy. To use words mindfully, with loving kindness, is to practice generosity. We can make many people happy just by practicing loving speech.’ - Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Pub date: 15 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176847
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the Vietnam War his work for peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. He was exiled as a result of his work for peace but continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees. He has written many, very popular books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He now lives in France where he founded a Buddhist community and meditation centre.

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Praise for The Art of Communicating

“[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth”

The Dalai Lama

“Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha”

Sogyal Rinpoche

“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout...a scholar of immense intellectual capacity”

Martin Luther King


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