Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center and has written several books. Mayumi Oda (Illustrator) was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1941. Her paintings are exhibited internationally, and her recent work as an activist includes coordination of the World Court Project, an effort to make nuclear weapons illegal, and helping to establish a women s refuge center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mayumi currently lives, farms, and swims in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Arnold Kotler (Editor of First Edition) was an ordained student at the San Francisco and Tassajara Zen Centers from 1969 to 1984. He was the founding editor of Parallax Press and now resides in Hawaii.
"This book is a treasure. If you look deeply you will see in it the
seeds of all Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, and the
seeds of your awakenings as well."
..".a jewel of love and wisdom."
REVIEWS OF ORIGINAL EDITION:
Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life.
a glass of water in the desert for those interested in both Buddhism and the world.
"San Francisco Chronicle"
Being Peace is distilled wisdom, the language simple and clear. This book is for everyone.
[Thich Nhat Hanh] has pared down the voluminous teachings of Buddhism to their innermost core.
Stephen Batchelor, in "Resurgence"