In this highly anticipated Buddhist perspective on resolving conflict in the Middle East and around the world, Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how a real peace process is based on spiritual — not political — strength. Peace in oneself is the basis of peace in the family, society, and the world. Based on an ongoing Buddhist retreat project for Israelis and Palestinians, this book suggests practical ways to handle our strong emotions and misperceptions. Peace Begins Here is rich with stories from individual Israelis and Palestinians, as well as examples from Thich Nhat Hanh’s own life, including nonviolent action during the war in Vietnam and its aftermath.
Paperback 180 pages