Not Quite Nirvana

Not Quite Nirvana

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The book is a memoir of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh's editor, turned forty, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practice and grow up. Scenes with Thich Nhat Hanh and the authora€™s two vividly exuberant older parents, illustrate how the author adapts mindfulness techniques for the busyness of her life, without losing her edge. With honest and vivid stories about dealing with difficult relationships with family members, death, illness, vanity, exhaustion, and creating a safety net of joy, the author explores and offers guidance for three key mindfulness practices: Knowing When You're Available and When You're Not; Full-Attachment Living; and Interbeing (Other People are Not a Hobby). This book is designed for adults who are new to mindfulness practice, Buddhism, curious skeptics, people familiar with the practice who want a personal story, and those interested in memoir.Often I hadquestions andthere was noone to give mean immediate answer, so Ia#39;d goback andread theparagraph again until it ... At thetimeIstarted editing Thaya#39;s writing, I hadjust started eating meatagain after many years asa vegetarian. ... and I would help make sure the words formeda persuasive paragraph while at the same time I was happily munching on my ... What about thedifference between pastureraised animals and small family farms comparedto big factory Deep Listening.

Title:Not Quite Nirvana
Author: Rachel Neumann
Publisher:Parallax Press - 2013-11-20

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