Allow me to recommend an audio CD. “The Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness” was originally recorded at a weeklong retreat, and then edited down—to seven hours. Thich Nhat Hanh is the well-known expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A brief description from the publisher:
You will learn a treasury of detailed meditations to help you walk, breathe, communicate - even cope with traffic - more deeply and consciously. The Present Moment is a rare opportunity to learn ancient Buddhist practices directly from a living master of the tradition - practices that are life-changing today, just as they were thousands of years ago. This program contains over seven hours of direct instruction from this living master of Buddhist meditation techniques.
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