Peace Is Every Step Topics for Discussion

Nhat Hanh
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Throughout the novel, Hanh stresses the importance of community living and supportive groups. Using examples from the text, explain how such a community is beneficial to the process of mindful living.

Hanh states, in "The Dandelion Has My Smile" that "When I see someone smile, I know immediately that he or she is dwelling in awareness." Do you agree with Hanh that smiling indicates awareness? Why or why not?

In "Hope as an Obstacle," Hanh states "Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping, you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already here." Do you think hope should be abandoned in an effort to live in the present, or do you believe hope is important in daily life? Explain your answer.

Hanh uses several personal stories to...

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