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Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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This moment is the gateway to enlightenment. It is the only moment we have to be joyful, mindful, and awake. The key is to be there for yourself - to learn to be fully present in your life. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the heart of Buddhist practice.

In this introduction to the practice of presence, the beloved Buddhist teacher provides indispensable insight on the essentials of Buddhist thought and offers a range of simple, everyday practices for cultivating mindfulness. These teachings empower us to witness the wonder of life and transform our suffering, both within us and around us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace - not in some long and hard struggle, but in this very moment. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, "the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody." It's as simple as breathing in and breathing out.

©2010 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Alyssa Williams
  • 22-02-18

Wonderful

I could listen to and/or read Thich Nhat Hanh every day forever, and this book depicts a beautiful manner of living everyone can embrace.

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  • Nicholas Huskey
  • 31-07-19

You are here is our way to enlightenment

If you are seeking within and searching for answers to manifest a happy life, read this book. Inner peace leads to outer joy, and spreads a positive message to everyone you come in contact with. I just finished the audio book for the first time, and listening to the words has already guided my way of life for the better. I’ll be continuing these teachings and spreading the love in every mindful moment.

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  • David Portillo
  • 21-11-18

Enlighten

Great lessons and stories.
Recommended for those interested in meditation. Easy and enjoyable to read.

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  • Jayson Gerbec
  • 07-04-20

Love Thich Nhat Hanh!

Wonderful book on being present. Many insightful stories—definitely worth many listens and play throughs.

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  • Ellie
  • 10-07-19

Profoundly wise, yet easy to understand.

I loved how practical this book was. It was easy to understand and to start practicing immediately.
Would recommend to anyone struggling with relationships, depression, illness, anxiety... or any suffering.

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  • ginaelle
  • 23-04-19

Love it

love this book. learned alot about buddhism and being present. the narrator kept my attention

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  • Douglas DeBoer
  • 22-01-19

deep wisdom

The feeling of Peace envelops you with the presence of this book. Your heart opens like a flower as you see the light.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-18

The Organic Truth

When one hears the truth being told for the first time, the need for a second opinion is nullified.

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  • Ray Peckham
  • 20-11-18

Incredibly Insightful

A must listen to on your path to finding you or rather me... I Am Here

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  • Shweta
  • 11-08-18

Very profound!

This book was full of hope! It was enlightening and inspiring! It was also enjoyable. I am glad it’s available as an audiobook.

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  • Malin
  • 29-01-20

Very soothing and reassuring

I’ve found myself repeating “you are here” often since I first listen to this book. It is a great phrase both to take me back to the present as well as to remind me of the miracle that I’m in fact, here.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings are very straight forward and wise. The narrator has a soothing voice so just listening to the book makes me relax.