Join Jo Confino, The Huffington Post's Executive Editor of Impact and Innovation and Editorial Director of What's Working, for a conversation with Sister Dang Nghiem and Brother Phap Hai to celebrate their new books:
Mindfulness as Medicine: A Story of Healing Body and Spirit
In 2009, Sister Dang Nghiem was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. As a result, she endured devastating physical and neurological symptoms and the re-surfacing of unresolved early traumas, from a childhood spent in Vietnam during the war, to living in foster homes in California as a teenager, to losing her fiancé in a drowning accident. A doctor herself, Sister Dang Nghiem applies both her medical knowledge and her advanced understanding of mindfulness to share the step-by-step techniques she uses to embrace and transform her suffering. "The art of suffering,” she says, "can bring about deep appreciation for life as well as profound peace, joy, and love for ourselves and other beings.”
Nothing To It: Ten Ways to be At Home with Yourself
Born in Australia, Brother Phap Hai now lives at Deer Park Monastery in California. In Nothing to It, he uses his characteristic warmth and humor to invite us to take a fresh look at how we approach our lives, offering this ten-week guided course on the myriad different mindfulness practice moments that are available to us in our daily lives and that can offer extraordinary opportunities for transformation. They include eating a meal, listening a car alarm, walking, opening the door, sweeping, and many others.
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This event is part of the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering first book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, which first introduced mindfulness to a broad audience in the West.
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