Zooburbia

Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

Tai Moses

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A light, pleasing meditation on the joy of mindfully observing nature.—Kirkus Reviews

A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards—and students—of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, each chapter shares the happy fact that none of us is alone—our teachers are right in front of us.

To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the ways animals enrich our lives, yet don’t notice the animals already around us.

ISBN: 978-1-937006-67-9Paperback, 128 pages. 

 

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This is a poetics of suburbia—of animals flying above us, sharing our houses, gardens and streets. Zooburbia will delight readers who love language and stay with them long after they’ve finished reading. —Thaisa Frank, Enchantment

Zooburbia has the power to quietly change the way you see the world. On every page, Tai Moses offers readers a way to reinterpret the ordinary, revealing that the world we humans have built is an even stranger place than we imagined, yet she reminds us of the beauty that lies beneath our human bumbling. This is a strange and beautiful book—a book about animals that is really a book about being a person. —Robert Jensen, Arguing for Our Lives

Wise, witty, compelling, and true, each of these closely-observed essays is a perfect gem! Thank you, Tai Moses, for showing us the blessings our animal teachers give us in wild abundance, right in our own backyards. —Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig

 

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How to Sit

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Mindfulness Essentials

Thich Nhat Hanh

To sit is to restore ourselves, to become fully present and fully alive in the here and now.—Thich Nhat Hanh
How to Sit provides simple directions on the mechanics of posture and breathing, along with instructions for how best to achieve the awakened, relaxed, state of clarity to cultivate concentration and compassion. Thich Nhat Hanh shares a series of guided meditations that help us return to our breath, spend some time in the present moment, and come home to ourselves.
This pocket-sized book is perfect for those brand new to sitting meditation as well as for those looking to deepen their spiritual practice.
With pen-and-ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.
ISBN: 978-1-937006-58-7, Pocket Paperback, 120 pages.

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Is Nothing Something?

Kids’ Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Friendship, and Everything in Between

Thich Nhat Hanh

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In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages.

Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?,” “How long am I going to live?,” and “What does God look like?,” each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh. Both humorous and profound, Is Nothing Something? is the perfect resource for kids with questions, and adults wondering how to answer them.

Illustrated with original color artwork by Jessica McClure.

ISBN:978-1-937006-65-5, Hardcover, 40 pages.

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ISBN: 978-1-937006-65-5
Hardcover, 40 pages
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In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages.  Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?” and “What does God look like?”, each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh and full color illustrations by Jessica McClure.

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The Mindfulness Survial Kit

Five Essential Practices

Thich Nhat Hanh

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In this new commentary on the Five Precepts—not to kill, steal, commit sexual misconduct, lie, or take intoxicants—Thich Nhat Hanh offers a contemporary and secular guide to applying mindfulness practices in our daily lives.  The Mindfulness Survival Kit shows how we can live a happy, fulfilled, and ethical life with continued practice and commitment. The Five Mindfulness Trainings illuminate how ancient Buddhist teachings can be reinterpreted as a practical and relevant roadmap for our times.

“Nhat Hanh’s meditations illuminate the connection between spirituality and social action and point us to the value of mindfulness in everyday life.”—Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 978-1-937006-34-1, Pocket-Paperback, 206 pages.

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Zen Battles

Modern Commentary on the Teachings of Master Linji

Thich Nhat Hanh

ISBN: 978-1-937006-53-2

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“The Buddha is you!  That is a very revolutionary sentence.”

Master Linji implored his students not to “become lost in the concepts of the teaching.” He emphasized that people must wake up to the direct experience of our true nature inherent within.  Powerful, direct, and uncompromising, Thich Nhat Hanh’s reflections on the teachings of Master Linji are a must for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of Buddhist practices.

The humorous and profound teaching of ninth century Chinese Zen Master Linji (revered founder of the Rinzai school) are of great significance in the transmission of Buddhist teachings from the early Ch’an and Zen lineages.  In Zen Battles, Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary on the ancient recorded Buddhist teachings elaborate on the key tenets and simple truths to give readers tools that can help awaken them to their true inner nature.

Previously published as Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go.

Those who like robust Zen will enjoy both Linji’s bluntness and Thich Nhat Hanh’s candor in commenting on the master’s work.—Shambhala Sun

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Moments of Mindfulness

Daily Inspiration

Thich Nhat Hanh

We have the ability to work wonders. If we live mindfully in everyday life, walk mindfully, are full of love and caring, then we create a miracle and transform the world into a wonderful place. —Thich Nhat Hanh

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This beautifully designed gift book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany detailed line drawings, with blank pages for writing.

Moments of Mindfulness is a perfect journal for spiritual exploration and can be read for everyday inspiration, to help bring mindful practices and reflection to daily life. With illustrations by Jenifer Kent. 

 

ISBN: 978-1-937006-46-4, Hardcover, 160 pages, Parallax Press. 

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Peace of Mind, Becoming Fully Present

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In Peace of Mind, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to fee truly alive in each moment. Combining ancient Buddhist wisdom and current scientific thinking, he offers concrete practices for how to relieve stress and cultivate joy. Peace of Mind provides a foundation for understanding the principles of mind-body awareness and introduces critical tools for sustaining authentic well-being.

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“Like all the great teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh transmits profound insights through simple heart-opening words. His voice is so intimate and open, reading this book is like sitting with him, in his transforming presence. Offering powerful experiential practices and an inspiring vision of what a human life can be, this book shows you how to bring mind and body together to illuminate and heal each one.” Rick Hanson, PhD, Buddha’s Brain

“Practice the gentle exercises in this graceful book to achieve the peace and happiness that mindful awareness of the fundamental union of body and mind can bring to oneself and to other.” Richard Shusterman, Body Consciousness

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ISBN: 978-1-937006-44-0, Paperback, 156 pages, Parallax Press.

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