You Are Here - Thích Nhất Hạnh, Sherab Chodzin Kohn & Melvin McLeod

You Are Here

By Thích Nhất Hạnh, Sherab Chodzin Kohn & Melvin McLeod

  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Buddhism
Score: 4.5
From 81 Ratings


Cut through the busyness and anxieties of daily life to discover the simple happiness of living in the present moment, as taught by a world-renowned Zen monk

In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh—Zen monk, author, and meditation master—distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. But true mindfulness, Hanh explains, is not an escape. It is being in the present moment, totally alive and free.

Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, You Are Here offers a range of effective practices for cultivating mindfulness and staying in the present moment—including awareness of breathing and walking, deep listening, and skillful speech. These teachings will empower you to witness the wonder of life and transform your suffering, both within and outside you, into compassion, tenderness, and peace. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, “the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody.” It is as simple as breathing in and breathing out.


  • There’s wisdom in these pages

    By N Heins
    Many of us are seekers. We are searching for a deeper understanding of the nature of life and the possibilities for peace and happiness. This book helped me by demonstrating the power of a simple concept: living in the moment. The discussion is clear and concise, easy to understand but gives one much to ponder over. This is certainly a book I’ll come back and revisit as I’ve highlighted my favorite passages.
  • A thoughtful reading companion

    By Viveforlove
    This book is written with care and love which is felt page after page, in each word. It is a gentle reminder to appreciate the moment, to live a life of gratitude and compassion. A personal perspective that allows the reader to also reflect on their own journey.
  • Beautiful

    By bliene
    Just beautiful.
  • Oooops! Thich did it again!

    By Muffy Tepperman
    This book is infinitely highlightable and a pleasure to reread. Highly recommended.