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  • Published: 6 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781946764706
  • Imprint: Parallax
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $32.99

The Sun My Heart

From Mindfulness to Insight Contemplation




The Sun My Heart is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s most beloved books.

The sequel to the bestselling Miracle of Mindfulness. A "friend rather than a book," and a true spiritual classic with wisdom for any situation.

One of Thich Nhat Hanh's most beloved books, The Sun My Heart contains the journey, on the path of everyday practice, from mindfulness to insight. Using the objects and events of everyday life in his hermitage in Plum Village—the gradual settling of the pulp in a glass of apple juice or the wind blowing into the room and scattering papers about—Thich Nhat Hanh draws from Buddhist psychology, epistemology, and the world of contemporary literature and science to guide the reader along the path of clarity and understanding.

A companion guide for meditators, The Sun My Heart contains many of Thich Nhat Hanh's core teachings, and encourages readers to use their practice to discover their own insights. As he writes: "Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon to be preserved in a museum."

Available in this stunning hardcover commemorative edition for the first time and with a new foreword from the convener of the 2015 Paris Climate talks, Christiana Figueres, this is the perfect introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings, for yourself or for your loved ones.

  • Published: 6 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781946764706
  • Imprint: Parallax
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Thich Nhat Hanh

Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, the School of Youth and Social Service and the Plum Village Buddhist community and meditation centre in France, where he lived for many years. He is the author of many acclaimed books including Peace is Every Step, Old Path White Clouds and Fear, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He lives at the Tu Hieu Temple in Vietnam where he was first ordained when he was sixteen years old.

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