My Master's Robe by Thich Nhat Hanh
Memories of a Novice Monk

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A collection of autobiographical stories highlighting Thich Nhat Hanh's experience as a novice monk in Vietnam.

We are given a portrait of Thich Nhat Hanh as a young man testing the Buddhist teachings, planting seeds that would carry him through the ordeals of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The simplicity and clarity of monastic life provides the background against which characters are lovingly presented: the elderly cook, the master who sews by lamplight, the lizard who dares to eat rice offered for the Buddha, the young French soldier seeking understanding, and others.
 

About Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living. Dr. Lilian Cheung is a lecturer and Director of Health Promotion and Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She has been a co-investigator at Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, which collaborates with community partners to design, implement and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity among children and youth. She is also the creator and editorial director of The Nutrition Source, the Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for journalists, health professionals and consumers.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Parallax Press. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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