The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim
How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World

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In today’s divisive world, Sunim’s call for selflessness and generosity sometimes comes across as too idealistic, but his book is perfect for readers looking for a respite from busy lives and tumultuous times.
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A multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world

“Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?”

The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. In this bestselling mindfulness guide—it has sold more than three million copies in Korea, where it was a #1 bestseller for forty-one weeks and received multiple Best Book of the Year awards, and it's being published in more than 20 countries—Haemin Sunim (which means "spontaneous wisdom"), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.

By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas—including relationships, love, and spirituality—Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves. The more than twenty full-color illustrations that accompany his teachings serve as calming visual interludes, encouraging us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
 

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Haemin Sunim is a Buddhist monk. Born in Korea, he moved to the United States to study film, only to find himself pulled into the religious life. Educated at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he is the first Korean monk to teach religion at a U.S. college, having been on the faculty of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He divides his time between New York and South Korea.Chi-Young Kim (translator) is the translator of the New York Times bestselling Korean novel Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin and the Korean contemporary classic The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang. She lives in Los Angeles.
Author Residence: Brooklyn and Tappan, NY (author); Los Angeles (translator)Youngcheol Lee is a Korean artist. His paintings have been shown in more than 150 exhibitions and are admired for their idyllic quality. You can see more of his artwork at www.namusai33.com.Illustrator Residence: Seoul, South Korea
 
Published February 7, 2017 by Penguin Books. 271 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction
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In today’s divisive world, Sunim’s call for selflessness and generosity sometimes comes across as too idealistic, but his book is perfect for readers looking for a respite from busy lives and tumultuous times.

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