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The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

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    Thich Nhat Hanh(Author)

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In this provocative book, noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet overheated by rapidly disappearing fossil fuels, degraded by massive overconsumption, and besieged by unsupportable population growth. Hanh finds answers to these critical problems in the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things. He demonstrates how this teaching can offer inner peace and help us use our collective wisdom and technology to restore the Earth's balance. Mixing inspiring insights with practical strategies, Hanh cites projects his own monastic community has undertaken that can serve as models for any community. Both his " No Car Day," observed once a week, and the "Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet" can impact our ecological footprint on the Earth. Above all, he shows how acceptance of problems is that first critical step toward a deeper understanding of the best way to care for our Earth.

Includes Thich Nhat Hanh's speech at UNESCO from October 2006 introducing his proposal for a global "No Car Day."

Foreword by Alan Weisman.

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, his meditation and retreat center in France, where he teaches the art of mindful living.

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Book details

  • PDF | 110 pages
  • Thich Nhat Hanh(Author)
  • Parallax Press (1 Oct. 2008)
  • English
  • 9
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By A on 18 May 2017

    I never bought this book???

  • By C. Fitzgerald on 21 December 2009

    I've had this small book for over a year now; I refer to it often when trying to grapple with the crisis in how we treat our natural world, indigenous cultures and our planet. How easy it is to despair when you hear of the effects of climate change, vast species loss etc as a result of the western world's unsustainable need for economic 'growth'. His chapter, 'Caring for the Environmentalist' should be on every activists, ecologists, concerned citizens, eco artists reading list, especially trying to understand how to live, contribute in meaningful ways and create in peace, while observing the near collapseThank you Thich Nhat Hanh

  • By Simon Osborne on 4 April 2014

    A simple yet powerful book that everyone should read; a dream, it is read mindfully by all our world leadership.

  • By gulsha on 25 November 2015

    very good condition.

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