True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart

coverTrue Love : A Practice for Awakening the Heart, by Thich Nhat Hanh, from Shambhala Publications, ISBN 1590301889. This little treasure offers a Buddhist view of love along with techniques for manifesting it in our daily lives. In order to love in a real way, Thich Nhat Hanh explains in his characteristically direct, simple, compassionate style, we need to learn how to be fully present in our lives. He explores the four key aspects of love in the Buddhist tradition - lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and freedom - and offers a technique of conscious breathing and a mantra practice for generating love.