No Mud, No Lotus, by Thich Nhat Hanh February 23, 2015Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Brain.
No Mud, No Lotus is pretty much a simple manual for transforming suffering into mindfulness and perhaps joy by ancient (but not mysterious) practices: stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration.
The devil is in the details, and I urge readers to stop after this book. Tibetan Buddhism is very, very busy with details which are (probably) unnecessary to enjoy a peaceful, enlightened life, or at least slow down and appreciate the life you have now.
Still, this particular book seems to me to strike a balance I can appreciate. I do recommend it.