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.
- 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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Poor sound Review by Elizabeth
Beautiful soft voice. Recording of sound terrible. Results: Cannot hear CD sufficiently to follow points being made by speaker. Sorry, but waste of money. (Posted on December 8, 2015)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Van W
Deep, deep peace. (Posted on August 15, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by J. Dean
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 April 25, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Ian D
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 April 3, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Deborah
Wonderful! True Thich Nhat Hanh style is slicing right io the essence. (Posted on February 22, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Katherine P
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 February 5, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Kim R
This is a sane voice in a crazy world aflame…truly enjoyed it! (Posted on January 14, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Diane H
He is magnificent! Thank you! (Posted on January 11, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by Patricia B
I have been very pleased with my purchase and am very glad to have found your website. I will be ordering more items soon.
Patricia G. Bagchi (Posted on January 9, 2014)
Review for Living Without Stress or Fear Review by susan e
Very helpful, calming. (Posted on January 2, 2014)
|Contents||1 Audio download (6 hours, 26 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP|
|Date Published||May 01, 2009|
|Contents||6 CDs (6 hours, 26 minutes)|
|Date Published||May 01, 2009|
|Dimensions||6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches|