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For a future to be possible : commentaries on the five mindfulness trainings

Author: Nhất Hạnh, Thích.; Robert Aitken
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Parallax Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed
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Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and fourteen co-authors discuss the Five Wonderful Precepts--protecting life, acting with generosity, behaving responsible in sexual relationships, speaking and listening deeply and mindfully, and avoiding substance abuse--and offer insights and challenges for contemporary life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nhất Hạnh, Thích.; Robert Aitken
ISBN: 1888375078 9781888375077
OCLC Number: 37631176
Description: 279 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The five mindfulness trainings. Five mindfulness trainings --
Introduction --
First mindfulness training: reverence for life --
Second mindfulness training: generosity --
Third mindfulness training: sexual responsibility --
Fourth mindfulness training: deep listening and loving speech --
Fifth mindfulness training: diet for a mindful society --
pt. 2. Responses. Happiness comes from the heart / Jack Kornfield --
Home again / Maxine Hong Kingston --
Western reception of the five mindfulness trainings / Annabel Laity --
Mindfulness trainings are the whole of the Dharma / Christopher Reed --
Precepts and responsible practice / Robert Aitken --
Five mindfulness trainings and social change / Patricia Marx Ellsberg --
How societies can practice the mindfulness trainings / Sulak Sivaraksa --
What is eco-kosher? / Arthur Waskow --
Precepts / David Steindl-Rast --
Indra's net as our own / Gary Snyder --
Future is in our hands / Stephen Batchelor --
Road is your footsteps / Joan Halifax --
Practice of the precepts / Richard Baker --
Commonly asked questions / Chân Không --
pt. 3. The three jewels. Three jewels: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha --
pt. 4. The Sutra on the white-clad disciple. Sutra on the white-clad disciple: Upasaka Sutra, no. 128 of the Madhyama Agama --
Commentaries on the Sutra --
pt. 5. Ceremonies. Transmission of the three jewels and the five mindfulness trainings --
Recitation ceremony of the three jewels, the two promises, and the five mindfulness trainings.
Responsibility: Thich Nhat Hanh with Robert Aitken [and others].

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Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and fourteen co-authors discuss the Five Wonderful Precepts--protecting life, acting with generosity, behaving responsible in sexual relationships, speaking and listening deeply and mindfully, and avoiding substance abuse--and offer insights and challenges for contemporary life.

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