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We can spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. But our hearts and minds are so full of noise that we can't always hear the call of life and love. To hear that call and respond to it, we need silence.

In his beautiful new book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how mindfulness is the practice that stops the noise inside. With gentle anecdotes, simple Buddhist wisdom and practical exercises, he shows us how to live mindfully so that all the internal chatter ceases and we are left with the eloquent sound of silence.

Now, at last, we can answer the call of the beauty around us. Through silence, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals, we are free to hear, to see - and just be.

©2015 Unified Buddhist Church, Inc. (P)2015 Harper Audio 2015, published in the UK Random House Audiobooks

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Practice and Theory of Silence

If you are a regular meditator, you can grasp the content of this book with more clarity. I have been practising Vipassana meditation for couple of years, few of my doubts got clarified thru this book.

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A true essence of Mindfulness.

The book touched upon true mindfulness and how one can attain peace in the innerself and is free from various kinds of fear.

One will be able to inculcate the practice bof being silent and give an atmost importance for absolute observance and attention for each and every work one performs.

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Overall a good listen.

Overall a good listen but not as what can be expected from the title of the book. I was expecting more profound content from the author. However the one line that have been hooked into my mind is " SILENCE IS THE SOUND OF NO SOUND".

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A simple and light read

a very simple way to understand that you need very less to be in peace with yourself.

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A journey

Silence took me on a journey of self contemplation. It taught me how being alive is not about doing things that will make my heart race but things which makes me aware of every breath I take and how I take. This book is a journey and I probably have to come back to it again and again, for reflecting on my progress of being more mindful and finding my inner island. The reading was also nice.

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Good book.

we should practice these preachings. Felt good after listening to this book. Narrator has done good job.

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Absolute Bliss

This book was recommended to me by a very special person. This book is one of the best things that happened to me. Gave me courage & strength to move on & taught me how & why it’s necessary to make peace with loneliness & call it solitude.

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3 steps to be mindful.

Stop. Breathe. Still your Mind.
3 steps to be mindful.
Zen wisdom and simple mindfulness techniques with relatable stories, Thich Nhat Hanh has encouraged us to to look into ourselves and discover what we truly are. Silence!

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Mindfulness

Thanks for this audible book, changed my perspective of living.
Thich nhat hanh best book.

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Great book

Everyone must read this book.... especially for those who thinks “why you should find time to be alone with yourself?”

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  • Mervin Pearce
  • 15-04-18

Touches too close to the chakras

Enlightening, touched my anahatha, made me think a lot about me and myself. We have been drifting apart. Thanks

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  • Mr. Clifford M. Carder
  • 22-07-16

Highly recommended

One of the best Buddhist teachers alive shares his incredible wisdom for finding inner peace and space in our frantic, fragmented digital world.

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  • Monika Luukkonen
  • 09-01-17

Speed was too fast

I wish this book would have been read slightly slower, at the pace Thich Nhat Hanh reads his own books himself.

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  • C V Grieve
  • 24-08-20

Peaceful

Simple and beautiful... lovely meaningful meditations included. This book allows you to just be. Thankyou.