The Energy Of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice by Thich Nhat HanhThe Energy Of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Energy Of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

byThich Nhat HanhIntroduction byLarry Dossey

Paperback | March 10, 2006

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In The Energy of Prayer Thich Nhat Hanh looks at the applications and effectiveness of prayer in Buddhist and other spiritual traditions and closely examines the question of why we pray. The Energy of Prayer introduces the reader to several meditation methods that re-envision prayer as an open, inclusive, and accessible practice that helps create healthy lives through the power of awareness and intention.

Life’s fast pace leaves little room for reflection and attention to the present moment. To seek relief from stress and pain, we often turn to consuming in order to forget our suffering, but we soon find that material wealth is not enough to bring true happiness, and always leaves us searching for something more. The Energy of Prayer shows how prayer and meditation can offer a beneficial way to reconnect with ourselves while satisfying the basic human need to make a connection with something larger than our everyday self. Whether used as a daily practice, during times of crisis, or to express gratitude prayer serves many functions, and does not need to be tied to a particular religious or spiritual affiliation to be effective.

Prayer has played an increasing role in the practice that Thich Nhat Hanh offers to his students. Rather than viewing it as dogmatic obligation, Buddhism views prayer as a form of energy, a way of communicating with one's higher self, one's ancestors, or one's God. Prayer is redefined not as being about asking some external force for what we need but about creating an internal environment in which it is easier to manifest positive outcomes in our lives. 

The Energy of Prayer includes visualization and breathing exercises and concludes with a rich sampling of a broad range of prayers, chants and invocations from the Buddhist tradition.
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Introduction by Larry Dossey, M.D.
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Title:The Energy Of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 6.5 × 4.5 × 0.42 inPublished:March 10, 2006Publisher:Parallax PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1888375558

ISBN - 13:9781888375558

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ecellent Book A friend lent me this book and, after reading it, I purchased two copies, one for myself and one for another friend. I have read the book three times and will read it again and again. It is so down-to-earth, simple to understand and follow. Most spiritual books of this sort are complicated and often quite unapproachable, but this one makes you think and smile and practice the teachings on every page immediately. I highly recommend it, even if you are very sure that you do not even believe in prayer.
Date published: 2016-12-11