How to Love - Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis

How to Love

By Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis

  • Release Date: 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
From 137 Ratings


How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. With sections on Love vs. Need, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, Children and Family, Reconciling with Parents, and more, How to Love includes meditations you can do alone or with your partner to go deep inside and expand your own capacity to love.

Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Love is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to understanding the many different kinds of love, along with meditative practices that can expand the understanding of and capacity for love, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditation.


  • Love

    By 1_mama
    I started this book because of a YouTuber and loved it i read it so fast and Read it out loud for my partner as well.
  • Absolutely Splendid

    By FairyLocks5
    I thoroughly enjoy reading / listening to his books and this one is one I plan to reference often. 🙏🏻🌟🪷
  • A journey

    Love and self love is a journey. This book offers 1 page chapters, which makes it easy for me to go back and reference at any time. I going to digest this book for years to come.
  • Awaken to self love

    By Maltafaz
    Moving and inspiring. Excellent book to read as a daily meditation
  • How to Love

    By Loved every moment
    I just wish it was longer! Very eye opening. Love it. Will be reading more books with this author