The Miracle of Mindfulness

Write a review of required course reading The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh,pp. 1-98. The author is a Buddhist monk originally from Vietnam. Vietnamese Buddhism is much like Chinese Buddhism due to historical contacts, geographical proximity, and shared borders. The book is a readable short introduction and a practical guide to Buddhist meditation that is common in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Your review will be a good background for understanding Chan Buddhism in China that will be part of the final take-home essay questions.

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