Eyes of Compassion: Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh

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"This appreciative portrait of a humble, devout leader should hold appeal across spiritual denominations."--Publishers Weekly

Today, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most influential and revered spiritual teachers. When Jim Forest met him in the mid-1960s, he was a little-known Vietnamese Zen monk, touring the United States on behalf of the cause of peace in his homeland. Jim, a Catholic peacemaker, was asked to accompany him on his travels and speaking engagements. From that beginning emerged a friendship over many decades, in which Jim learned through conversations and daily life about Nhat Hanh’s spiritual teachings on “mindfulness,” “interbeing,” and the inner peace that is necessary for promoting world peace.


Now 94, “Thay” has returned to his homeland to finish his days. Jim Forest’s intimate portrait, which includes photos and other illustrations, is a unique introduction to the life and teachings of a modern spiritual master.


Jim Forest, who lives in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, is the author of many Orbis books, including All Is Grace, Living with Wisdom, and At Play in the Lions’ Den (his  biographies of peacemakers Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Daniel Berrigan). Other bestselling titles include Praying with Icons and Writing Straight with Crooked  Lines: A Memoir.

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Book Details

Title:
Eyes of Compassion
Subtitle:
Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh
Author:
Jim Forest
Other:
Introduction by Mobi Warren
Includes:
b/w photos, ills
Pages:
160
Binding:
softcover

Table of Contents (Forest_Eyes_of_Compassion_TOC.pdf, 488 Kb) [Download]

Chapter 1 (Forest_Eyes_of_Compassion_Chapter.pdf, 2,221 Kb) [Download]