Best Spirituality Book for Depression: “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh

Best Spirituality Book for Depression: Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

Being Peace is the simply and clearly written thoughts of a Zen Buddhist master on the practice of mindfulness meditation and other topics.

 

Can this book help me overcome depression?

Yes.

Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?

No. However, meditation is proven to help many people overcome depression. And this book is a beautiful, nonjudgmental treatment of it. Reading Thich Nhat Hanh is like being with Thich Nhat Hanh, which is way better than being with someone who thinks they have the best specific meditation process for you, if only you’d listen carefully and apply it exactly.

To what degree do you think it can help me overcome depression?

Depression effectiveness rating: 5 on a scale of 1-10

Where can I find it?

Being Peace on Amazon

Being Peace on Goodreads

Being Peace on Google Books

Being Peace on iTunes

Being Peace on Barnes and Noble

Thich Nhat Hanh on Wikipedia

Parallax Press – publishing house founded by Thich Nhat Hanh

La Boi Society – publishes books by Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnamese

Sangha Directory – List of communities (Mindfulness Practice Groups) practicing in Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition

Plum Village – Thich Nhat Hanh’s main monastery and practice center, located about 85 km east of Bordeaux, France

Vietnamese website of Plum Village

French website of Plum Village

Deer Park Monastery – located in Escondido, California

Magnolia Grove Monastery – newest practice center, located near Memphis, TN

Order of Interbeing

I Am Home – Community of Mindful Living; home of the “Mindfulness Bell” magazine with news, articles, and talks by Thich Nhat Hanh and other Order of Interbeing members

Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Five Mindfulness Trainings & the Fourteen Precepts

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Finally, it happened. After ten years of thinking about it, I attempted, as the Apostle Paul once wrote, to “pray without ceasing”–to communicate in an ongoing way with the Divine.

If you’re interested in my results, get You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends on Amazon. 

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