Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s timeless text on mindfulness meditation, The Blooming of a Lotus, is being republished in a new expanded and revised edition that features additional exercises for practicing mindfulness meditation.
“In this revised edition of The Blooming of a Lotus, one of the world’s great meditation teachers offers an expanded collection of exercises for practicing mindfulness meditation that will bring both beginning and experienced practitioners into closer touch with their bodies, their inner selves, their families, and the world,” the publisher Beacon Press said in an announcement.
The Blooming of a Lotus: The Essential Guided Meditations for Mindfulness, Healing, and Transformation, will be released on 15 February in ebook format, with a print version released in June.
Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the most revered contemporary Dharma teachers and the founder of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, is the author of more than 130 books, with over 100 titles published in English. Among them: The Miracle of Mindfulness; Be Free Where You Are; The Art of Living; No Mud, No Lotus; Interbeing; You Are Here; How to Love; and The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching.
The Blooming of a Lotus includes guided meditation exercises that cover all of the four foundations of mindfulness—body, feelings, mind, and, mental processes. The book represents a collection of exercises that are not intended to simply be read, but to be incorporated into one’s meditation practice to unify breath, body, heart, and mind:
• A grounded introduction that provides readers with an immersive understanding of mindfulness and includes guidance on how to use this book for mindful meditative practice
• A new chapter of thirty guided meditations from Thich Nhat Hanh’s three-month Rains Retreat, which guide readers into silent meditation rooted in directed mindfulness
• A fresh organization that groups the meditations thematically, focusing on our relationship with the body, with feelings and emotions, with existential commitment to the self and to others, and with the environment we share with living and nonliving things.(Beacon Press)
“Compassionate and wise, Thich Nhat Hanh’s healing words help us acknowledge and dissolve anger and separation by illuminating the way toward the miracle of mindfulness,” the publisher noted. (Beacon Press)
Beacon Press is a non-profit book publisher based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1854 and a division of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Beacon Press is known for publishing works on religion, philosophy, history, and social activism by thought leaders such as James Baldwin, Viktor Frankl, Martin Luther King Jr., and Donald S. Lopez:
“Our books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life.” (Beacon Press)
The Blooming of a Lotus (Beacon Press)
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