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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Narrator: Ben Kingsle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"When you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa." -- Thich Nhat Hanh

World-renowned thinker and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh, considered by many to be a "Living Buddah," explores the spiritual crossroads where the traditions of Christianity and Buddhism meet. Living Buddha, Living Christ reawakens our understanding of both religions and the connections between them.

The bestselling author of Creating True Peace, and one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors." Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[Thich Nhat Hanh] is a holy man, for he is humble and devout…His ideas for peace…would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967

  • “His ability to see beyond dogma is in sharp contrast to the rigidity of certain Christian perspectives, a contrast Nhat Hanh discusses with respect and urgency.”


  • “ The book is marked by the beauty and simplicity of Thich's mindful wisdom, his evocative prose, and his lucid insights. Highly recommended. ”

    Library Journal

  • “Ben Kingsley reads with class. His British accent is never overbearing or intrusive. He's in command of the text all the way.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 2/11/2014

    " This book was extremely insightful and a super attempt at attempting to illustrate that faith is faith, regardless of what type. I did find it intriguing, the way that Thich Naht Hahn seems to struggle with the concept of Christianity, I think. It must be as foreign and abstract an idea to him as Buddhism can be to the Western Christian world. It was a good try on his part to identify common ground between faiths, but ultimately I think he failed to nail Christianity, which would have made his case stronger. He possibly could have done more research to understand the scriptures and his subject matter a little better. Great book, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chuck Knight | 2/10/2014

    " I think I learned more about Jesus and received meaningful insights about practicing Christianity from this Buddhist monk than I did all the years I was growing up. This is not to denigrate the teachings from my parents or my Sunday school teachers. They did fine. But, this resonated more than anything else to date. Hanh is a wise and caring writer. Lovely book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marion | 2/9/2014

    " This reachable introduction to Buddhism was pivital for me when I re-examined myself and my Christian faith. I recommend this for anyone who is working through any "crisis of faith" regardless of your religion (or lack thereof) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Gray | 1/24/2014

    " An insightful comparative study by one of our great spiritual masters. In this book, the discussion is moved beyond the typical ontological categories and focuses on the functional, lived characteristics that is embodied by two of the worlds greatest spiritual leaders. "

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