• The Art of Mindful Living

  • How to Bring Love, Compassion, and Inner Peace into Your Daily Life
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 17-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (73 ratings)


The practice of meditation, according to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, is like the power of the sun, illuminating the areas of our life that dwell in darkness. Instead of suppressing anger, fear, and guilt, Hanh suggests that we should be mindful of these emotions, which will allow our natural patience and appreciation for life to unfold. Recorded during an intimate family retreat, The Art of Mindful Living presents Thich Nhat Hanh's practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. It includes step-by-step guides to meditation, breathing exercises, contemplation, and communication, opening our hearts and minds to the joyous wonder of tranquility and love.
©1991 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2014 Thich Nhat Hanh
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 19-03-15

Life Changing

Thich Nhat Hanh has changed my life for the better, and brought love , compassion & peace into my daily thoughts.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brindusa Gabur on 02-10-17

loved it, although I was sceptical to start with.

The book is quite easy to sit through and great for getting you into a meditative state and good for anchoring future practice.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 14-07-05

Good message, recording awful

The message thay gives is great (you can read about the content elsewhere). As for the audiobook quality itself, it's awful. Thay does a good job of repeating himself when his accent might have been unclear, but the audio quality is terrible. It was recorded during a lecture, so there's a lot of background noise (coughs, sneezes, people moving about), and the microphone wasn't in the right place. All-in-all it makes it hard to listen to. You can listen to it, but I found it a struggle.

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41 of 41 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Clifford on 19-07-07

Metaphorically insightful

I love metaphors! I enjoyed the way Hanh used metaphors to relay his thoughts about mindful living. I have started walking meditations and they are an awesome way to enhance your daily life. I agree with others that the sound quality is not very good, and his accent is quite thick. If your attention span is short, this might distract you enough to make this audiobook NOT worth your while. But if you have time to rewind it a few times. .. . . .ENJOY!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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