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Living Without Stress or Fear

Essential Teachings on the True Source of Happiness

Living Without Stress or Fear

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The Mindful Path to Freedom from the Emotions That Cause Suffering

A life without stress or fear may seem like an impossible dream—yet Thich Nhat Hanh has spent a lifetime proving that it is not only possible, it is also within our grasp. On Living Without Stress or Fear, this treasured Zen master shares a message of hope: that we can, through the practice of mindfulness, find freedom from the grip of emotions like anxiety, anger, and despair.

“Suffering persists because we nourish the feelings that cause it,” reveals Thich Nhat Hanh. “Through mindful living, we learn to nourish our compassionate nature instead.”

Discovering Your “True Home” in the Present Moment

We do not find happiness by suppressing emotions like stress or fear. As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you can develop a capacity to deal with such emotions by building a sanctuary—your “true home”—in the present moment.

Through techniques such as “mindful breathing” and the “begin anew” practice, you purposefully expand your ability to dwell in a state of peaceful clarity, and develop the insight to see through to the underlying causes of negative emotions. By facing your inner darkness with awakened compassion, you can transform toxic energies within you—and radiate the energy of lovingkindness to everyone around you.

Essential Teachings from a Legendary Voice for Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh has lived and taught the path of peace in the most challenging situations—carrying the light of compassion into places stricken by war, famine, and despair. Refined throughout a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he now shares his most transformative teachings and practices to guide you in your own journey to the source of happiness on Living Without Stress or Fear.

Highlights

  • Foundational mindfulness practices: being fully present while walking, breathing, and eating
  • Seeds of happiness, seeds of suffering—how we choose which emotions to nourish with our attention
  • The four-pebble meditation for openness, clarity, and grounding
  • “No death and no birth, neither being nor non-being”—embracing the central paradox at the heart of fearless living
  • The role of community in supporting your practice
  • “We are all one organism”—perspective-shifting meditations on compassion
  • Practices for bringing mindfulness into your family and your relationships
  • Six sessions of Thich Nhat Hanh's core teachings and guided practices on mindfulness, compassion, and finding freedom from suffering

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist who was nominated for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of more than 40 books in English, including Peace Is Every Step and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

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Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Van W
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Deep, deep peace.

(Posted on 8/15/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by J. Dean
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Buy "The Present Moment" instead of this book.

He presents the exact same information (breaking down emotions like an orange and various stories. I have many S.T. Titles but was very disappointed that this is the same content as another title. Plus "The Present Moment" is a better recording and he speaks much more clearly.

Personally I buy Thich Nhat Hanh on Audible because I have to play his talk at 1.5 times the normal pace because he speaks very slowly. "The Present Moment" is a wonderful book, but if you have it do not buy "Living Without Stress or Fear" it is the same subject matter recorded at a different time.

(Posted on 4/25/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Ian D
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This was my first one from Thich Nhat Hanh. I would recommend this, as he has a nice perspective on teachings that balances well others I have studied. xx

(Posted on 4/3/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Deborah
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Wonderful! True Thich Nhat Hanh style is slicing right io the essence.

(Posted on 2/22/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Katherine P
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The lectures did not directly stick with the topic. There was a lot of jargon/terms used not readily understood by the lay person.

(Posted on 2/5/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kim R
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This is a sane voice in a crazy world aflame…truly enjoyed it!

(Posted on 1/14/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Diane H
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He is magnificent! Thank you!

(Posted on 1/11/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Patricia B
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I have been very pleased with my purchase and am very glad to have found your website. I will be ordering more items soon.

Thank you.

Patricia G. Bagchi

(Posted on 1/9/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by susan e
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Very helpful, calming.

(Posted on 1/2/2014)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Ranjini George
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Thay is one of the greatest living teachers on our planet. I have bought all his recordings. And I read and reread his books.

(Posted on 12/5/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by philip b
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Love the ideas but the accent is difficult to manage, especially for someone who is hearing impaired.

(Posted on 11/22/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Gwen Hartland
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Excellent..........very helpful in moving deeper into living mindfully.

(Posted on 10/3/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Theresa J
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I have never been disappointed with Thich Nhat Hanh. This recording was done very well. Sometimes retreat recordings are difficult to hear, especially with his soft voice, but this one was perfect.

(Posted on 10/2/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Trista B
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A great teacher but the program seemed to drag on.

(Posted on 10/2/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Cynthia P
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It is for Christmas. I haven't heard it yet, but I am certain I will love it.

(Posted on 10/2/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by JAMES M
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Absolutely satisfied.

(Posted on 5/21/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Gail T
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Wonderful CDs, very enlightening, calming and relaxing jammed packed with pure simple wisdom.

(Posted on 5/16/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Cecilia H
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Wonderful audio filled with lots of information for both beginners and those looking to enhance their practice. Spoken in Thay's gentle, calm voice that is pure inspiration. This is probably going to long be a favorite of mine. As a meditation teacher and mindfulness instructor, I am always looking for new and inspirational ways to motivate myself and others. This does not disappoint!

(Posted on 3/21/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Matt
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Hi Jamie, That must be so frustrating! Our files have metadata embedded, so you should be able to see titles & song tracks. Please contact customerservice@soundstrue.com for some further troubleshooting and we'll get you set with your downloads!

(Posted on 3/13/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by jamie w
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I do not like how the product downloads. I lose all the product information i.e. ttitle of cd, songs etc.

(Posted on 2/27/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kristine P
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Wonderful wonderful

(Posted on 2/6/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Lilme
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Really worth buying Thick Nhat Hanh CD, Living Without Stress or Fear. I listened to it over and over again because I gained lots of learning from his wisdom. which I can apply into everyday situations and life in general.

(Posted on 1/4/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Jacqueline B
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He is so wise and has easy and interesting meditations ideas...I am only on the first CD, but I do like it.

(Posted on 1/1/2013)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Alice Ann W
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Excellent!

(Posted on 12/26/2012)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Lorie A
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Listened to each CD at least twice whenever I was in the car. Practicing being present in traffic was a good thing. This was a wonderful collection. I liked it so well I bought another as a gift.

(Posted on 12/20/2012)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Mary M
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Thich Nhat Hanh has such a gentle voice that listening to his audio book on Living without stress and fear is healing by itself. I highly recommend anyone who lives in todays world to listen to it, not
just once. Over and over and again. His words are practical and honest. I can't say enough great things about this teacher.

(Posted on 12/19/2012)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Mark L
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Excellent.

(Posted on 11/17/2012)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Estelle d'Almeida
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Useful information presented however, at times, his accent was difficult to understand.

(Posted on 12/15/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Mark Wolfson
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hard to understand and did not have a good flow to me.

(Posted on 12/14/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by deborah hamsho
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Excellent collection. Listen in car several times. Uncovered several layers of meaning every time

(Posted on 11/30/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by don delaney
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+ Tich Nach Hahn shares valuable thoughts and insights.

- Tich Nach Nahn's speaking and the recording quality make it difficult to hear and listen to.

(Posted on 11/30/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kelli Barahona
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I used it and loved it a lot. I now meditate often and see everything differently.

(Posted on 11/4/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Michael
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An excellent CD collection! I find his English impeccable and his accent compels me to listen with even greater attention. And that's a good thing.

(Posted on 10/25/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kathy Hinlicky
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Excellent subject matter but poor quality recording. At one point, there is a buzzing in the background that almost makes the author inaudible. Sometimes the author is very hard to understand because he speaks so very softly

(Posted on 8/24/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kathryn Baslee
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WHat I never could get from reading Thich Nhat Hanh's wonderful books, I get from listening to him on these Audio offerings. The quality of his voice, intonation, command of English!, reach the darkened understandings in me and offer light. Living Without Stress or Fear is as impactful as the first 2 CD collections (The Present Moment (correct title?) and Miracle of Mindfulness. This new offering takes me further, in understanding, and application. Exceptionally strong counter- techniques to the well-used and useless mental formations standing obstacle to really living life well and offering more consistent compassion to daily encounters, to Others, beloved or not-so, and to myself. I don't see how or where I could find a better teaching or Teacher.

(Posted on 7/17/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Sylvia ATKINS
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The world would be a better place if this kind of information was taught from an early age.

(Posted on 4/9/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by B Jane Clark
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Thank You!

(Posted on 3/13/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Stella Pappas
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Such a gentle voice, and great stories injected with humour. Made me smile.

(Posted on 2/23/2011)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Konstantinos Petrinos
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I give these recordings a 5 star rating because I am familiar with Thich Nhat Hanh from his books. I was very happy to discover Sounds TRue and be able to listen to TNH for the first time. However, It proved to be a very stressful experience. TNH's accent is such that listening becomes an endeavor in deciphering what he says. Many times it was simply impossible for me to understand his English. It was impossible to relax, listen to TNH and get his compassionate message to improve myself, which is what I anticipated. It became a very stressful experience in understanding "English". I will try again.

(Posted on 8/15/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Jue C.
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I found this to be extremely helpfully, although he is a little hard to understand with his accent but you do get used to it. I listen to it over and over and often catch something I missed the first time, or you have a new insight. I would recommend it to anyone.

(Posted on 7/6/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Jeannie
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Thay's message always brings me peace. His mindfulness practice, along with breathing, and being fully present always calms me on every level. His voice is peaceful and compassionate.

(Posted on 7/2/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Alison Clement
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I think Rosemary meant to give this 5 stars but didn't understand the system. I haven't heard this but I'm giving it 5 for her. Plus anything by TNH is bound to be 5 stars.

(Posted on 6/30/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Carol
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I've lived with chronic anxiety all my life. I've seen psychologists, worked through hour after hour of talk therapy, closely examined my childhood and all relationships, learned CBT, gone through assertiveness training, know how to relax my body, practice mindfulness meditation, and have tried just about every medications out there. This audiobook helped, Finally. Something Actually. Helped.

Even though I've meditated regularly for quite a while, I needed guidance and Thich Nhat Hanh's suggestion is so very simple: "Water the seeds of happiness." And he gently tells you how to do that.

I'm very grateful.

(Posted on 3/15/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Sandy
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After the 1st 26 minutes, I was in tears. It was so revelating to understand that I am not alone in my busy, rushing mind and that there is a very simple, beautiful way to return to the "here and now" - mindful breathing. I can't wait to finish this book. Listening to Hahn is so relaxing - a true, clear voice, few words but they speak volumes.

(Posted on 1/12/2010)

Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Rosemary
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i'm living in fear and stress.

(Posted on 1/5/2010)

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CD

Contents 6 CDs (6 hours, 26 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2009
ISBN-10 1-59179-725-X
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-725-8
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code af01376d

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (6 hours, 26 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published May 01, 2009
ISBN-10 1-60407-181-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-181-8
Product Code af01376w