Get Your Free Audiobook

Body and Mind Are One

A Training in Mindfulness
Narrated by: Thich Nhat Hanh
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

Non-member price: $50.21

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

An Unparalleled Training in Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice - allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now. Body and Mind Are One is at once a practical teaching series covering fundamental Buddhist principles for a joyful life and a living transmission of insight from beloved Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has practiced, shared, and lived this profound wisdom for over seven decades.

Your Breath: The Bridge between Mind and Body

In our hectic modern world, many of us race from one to-do to the next, planning this and worrying about that. Thoughts and unconscious habits often consume us, numbing us to our true experience and to the suffering we create for ourselves and those around us. The Buddha taught how to break this cycle and come home to our bodies - and to the wonders of life found only in the present moment. Your breath is the key. On Body and Mind Are One, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches you the Buddha's exercises for using your breath to cease internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and become aware of the conditions for happiness and freedom that are always available.

"Through mindfulness," teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, "we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles." Experience the wise and healing presence of this unsurpassed teacher, as breath by breath, you follow his simple guidance into what he calls "the Pure Land of the Buddha, the Kingdom of God, in the here and the now."

Highlights:

  • The life-changing energies of mindfulness, concentration, and insight
  • Your presence, the greatest gift you can offer the world
  • Being there: the first aim of meditation
  • The meaning of emptiness, impermanence, and interbeing
  • Touching the Buddha within you
  • Transforming discrimination, fear, anger, and other inner afflictions
  • Karma as actions of thought, speech, and body
  • The Buddha's exercises for mindful breathing
  • How to nourish the seeds of compassion and lovingkindness within you
  • The Five Mindfulness Trainings as concrete guidelines for reducing suffering and increasing our happiness and true freedom
©2013 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2013 Thich Nhat Hanh

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Uplifting and insightful.

An easy to hear insight into mindfulness and Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hahn's stories that accompany his teachings are both delightful and understandable. Thoroughly enjoyed!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tara
  • 07-07-2015

What a tremendous book!

This audible book is absolutely beautiful. Thigh Nhat Hanh's gentle yet deep descriptions were so beneficial.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • dale
  • 14-11-2013

Love this-

What did you love best about Body and Mind Are One?

Clear, soothing, simplicity of expert insight. Very accessible teachings on mindfulness and zen meditation practice.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Peter Capaldi
  • 09-01-2017

👍Mindfulness 🙏

This is a fantastic talk however the audio recording isn't the best. It is a public talk so the audio isn't crisp & you can hear people coughing & sneezing & whatnot throughout the program. Also I think I hear air conditioning or some other form of white noise. Thich Nhat Hanh has wonderful points & give great instruction however his native tongue isn't English so sometimes I had difficulty understanding him. There is one particular word that he repeated but for the life of me I couldn't figure out what he is saying. Finally I feel that due to the audio quality this program is very much over priced & I feel it would be more fair to sell it at half the cost $14.99 USD. But even with the cons if you enjoy Thich Nhat Hanh or need to learn about mastering mindfulness I will still highly recommend this program.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Siciliana
  • 13-08-2015

Great intro to meditation.

Good for beginners and advanced, too. Thay's voice is incredibly soothing. I listened to the book every day to rest and find more energy. I emerged refreshed and centered.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Leebrian Gaskins
  • 15-10-2018

Great material but audio is very low

Great material but Thich is very soft-spoken and the audio sounds like it was recorded from 20 feet away. It is listenable but don't try to do it anywhere there is any background noise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2018

Lecture recording

The entire audiobook is a live recording. The teachings are very good but the audio quality could use some tuning.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jody
  • 02-04-2018

Peace, love, and humor

Love listening to all talks from Thich Nhat Hanh. So much peace and joy radiates from his words.
Always wish the recordings were a little louder.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Hakan
  • 05-04-2016

origines of mindfullness therapy

people whp want to learn and practice mindfullness therapy may learn a direct experience of it before setting out.

i recommand this book to the even psychotherapists who are interested in mindfullness based cognitive therapy (mbct)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tintin
  • 06-05-2019

Pleasant, simple .. Buddhism lite

It's a recording of talks given at a retreat, not a real book. He has a comforting voice, a loving audience, and a very simple and reassuring message. Be in the present. Breathe in. Breathe out...

I had trouble with some of his assertions though such as your parents live in every cell so therefore you can communicate with them. That the spirit of ancestors is passed on in a musical way. That there obviously can be no darkness without light. That if you know the Holy Spirit you know the Trinity, if you know the Sangha you must know the Buddha and Dharma.

A nod to science and right into imagination. I have no reason to doubt his sincerity or good intentions but this is not deep Buddhism.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tom
  • 15-08-2018

Very difficult listen

Returned this because of struggling with low voice and accent. I have enjoyed reading the same author, I will try print version.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lard
  • 25-06-2015

Wow

I was recommended this book by a friend and approached it as a non practitioner with a view to practicing.

The manner in which it's presented is accessible and engaging. The information imparted life changing. Where often religion is 'sold' as a cure by faith, this is the opposite in that 'here is a Buddhist viewpoint, but anyone can practice mindfulness....believe or don't but the practice works'

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jxxi
  • 19-03-2016

beautiful

an enlightening experience which has left me with a sense of peace, optimism, loving kindness and compassion.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • John Burke
  • 13-02-2015

A meditation on mindfulness

A very relaxing and enjoyable Narration by Thich Nhat Hanh.
would highly recommend.
Thich speaks eloquently his daily meditation on aspects of daily life.

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2019

Beautifully kind, clear teaching of our nature....

Beautifully kind and clear teaching of our nature as human being. Thanks so much Thich Nhat Hang.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • peachy2000
  • 17-11-2018

Not for atheists

i would be better ig god wasnt mentioned as i dont believe in god and it made me uncomfortable because i kept disagreeing

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kellie Stratford
  • 03-10-2018

Accessible, applicable and life changing!

Very powerful lessons that I will carry throughout life. Amazing. The stories to support the lessons are very moving and memorable.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 28-06-2018

Life at a slower pace

This book is so helpful at changing pace in this fast world. I will certainly be revisiting this book, particularly for the guided meditation.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • M. Timothy
  • 02-04-2018

Found this beneficial for breath work, enjoyed it

Would recommend this to anyone who is seeking to remain present in the human chaos

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michele
  • 28-07-2017

THich Nhat Hanh is a true Zen Master

What made the experience of listening to Body and Mind Are One the most enjoyable?

I was shocked at first to hear how much ThiCh Nhat Hanh has aged since I listened to another of his works. In his ageing he has softened and developed a great sense of humour. His teachings, this is a series of lectures, are so well thought through and so easy for us to absorb. it should be compulsory listening for everyone in their teenage years, and every 10 years thereafter as a reminder of how we are in control of our own happiness.

What did you like best about this story?

The simplicity

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh a few times.

Any additional comments?

I must find time to go listen live to a Dharma talk by this wonderful man.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • SJRod
  • 13-07-2017

Excellent

So soothing and at the same time informative. I really enjoyed this audio book and will definitely listen to it many times.