Best Spirituality Book for Depression: “Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice” by Thich Nhat Hanh

Best Spirituality Book for Depression: Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh

The books on my Best Meditation Books for Depression list that are found in the first section, also titled Best Meditation Books for Depression, are those that I have read and that I can personally vouch for. The other books on this list, under the Other Recommended Meditation Books for Depression heading, are those that I haven’t read yet but that have achieved some degree of recognition and appreciation.

This is one of those books.

I include these along with my personal favorites in order to offer a comprehensive list of the books on this topic for the “spiritual travelers” out there—people who, like me, are always on the lookout for their next inspiring spiritual read.

(By the way, as far as I know this list is the most comprehensive of its kind on the Internet. This includes Amazon and other automated lists, since a large percentage of the books on those lists are miscategorized.)

In case you haven’t seen it already, here is the full Best Meditation Books for Depression list. Or you can see all of my Best Spirituality Books for Depression lists here.

And don’t forget to read the descriptions of my top-tier Best Books for Depression. Each book listed in the first sections of my Best Books for Depression lists links to a full article that rates how helpful I think the book is for overcoming depression. I call it my “depression effectiveness rating,” and it uses a 10-scale.

Some articles also tell of my personal experiences with the spiritual practices described in the books.

My goal for this site is to support you in your efforts to find greater inner peace and, if needed, overcome depression completely. I welcome your comments and questions at mollie@mollieplayer.com.

For more about this best spirituality book for depression, see:

Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice on Amazon

Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice on Goodreads

Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice on Google Books

Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice on iTunes

Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice 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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Top 20 Spiritual Self-Help Books

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The Ordinary Mystic Blog Posts

 

 

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