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How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge.Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If were not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, its not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering. Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being.



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Thich Nhat Hanh

is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years. Born , Thích Nh?t H?nh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thi?n) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nh?t H?nh. Thích is an honorary family name used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan. He is often considered the most influential living figure in the lineage of Lm T? (Vietnamese Rinzai) Thi?n, and perhaps also in Zen Buddhism as a whole.



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