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Awakening of the Heart, Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

Thich Nhat Hanh

Awakening of the Heart is a comprehensive collection of Thich Nhat Hanh's sutra translations and commentaries on key Buddhist sutras. With discussion on both historical and current events, single volume brings the Buddha's teachings alive.


Gail Silver, Illustrated by Christiane Kromer
Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story

When Anh feels left out, a red hairy creature named Anger teaches him some valuable lessons about slowing down and taking care of his strong emotions. By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breath, Anh is able to take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk.

"Sure to fill a niche for those tackling potentially thorny social situations, this straightforward and enlightened approach will appeal to many." —Kirkus Review.

"A gentle and wise teaching-story, charmingly told and with wonderful pictures, of a boy working with his anger." —Sharon Salzberg

Thich Nhat Hanh
Breathe: A Thich Nhat Hanh Journal

This thoughtful and elegant journal features over fifty of Thich Nhat Hanh's best loved breathing gathas, interspersed with inspirational photographs.


2012 Calendars

T-shirts, Socks, and Totes!

Thich Nhat Hanh
Calm Ease Smile Breathe

This illuminated meditation highlights a key mindfulness practice for cultivating serenity in the here and now. Presented as a visual guide in a unique format, this beautiful set includes a six panel altar, a CD with instructions to the guided meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh, and a booklet on mindfulness practice.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Energy of Prayer Gift Box

This beautifully designed gift box offers a simple way to add inspiration to everyday life. The gift set includes Thich Nhat Hanh's book, The Energy of Prayer, and forty color cards organized into four categories: Chants, Meditations, Sayings, Poems.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Present Moment Wonderful Moment, Gift Box

Gift box with 52 inspiring gathas for daily practice.

Paperback Book:   Present Moment, Revised, Ed.

 New from other Publishers

The Novice

Thich Nhat Hanh

A poignant and beautiful novel with the power to teach, and transform.

Your True Home

Thich Nhat Hanh

Daily contemplations and words of wisdom.

Peace Is Every Breath

Thich Nhat Hanh

A Practice for Our Busy Lives.


Thich Nhat Hanh

A guide to mindful eating and mindful living, and to the philosophy at the heart of the slow food movement.

You Are Here

Thich Nhat Hanh

Offers a range of simple, effective practices for cultivating mindfulness.

Colors of Compassion, DVD

Eloise de Leon

Documentary DVD, of the historic first retreat for people of color led by Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

 Custom Publishing

Poonam Srivastava
Moment for the Mind

"Poonam's book is about how life centered present moment awareness brings us close to the sacred mystery of our existence. I hope you read it and get in touch with your true self." —Deepak Chopra

Cherry Blossom Books are written by first-time authors who custom publish their own book with Parallax Press. These newly-released books are part of our ongoing publishing program of mindfulness and social engagement.

 New Titles

Making Space

Thich Nhat Hanh

A pocket-sized book that can be a help and companion at any time during the day.

"A small, practical book filled with deep and healing truths about the sacred nature of place and home. To read this lovely book is to take the fist step toward inner peace." —Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day


Thich Nhat Hanh

"Thich Nhat Hanh points out that the path to romantic happiness is also the path of compassion." —Susan Piver

Planting Seeds

Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community

A complete overview of Thich Nhat Hanh's practices for children.

The Long Road Turns to Joy, A Guide to Walking Meditation, rev.ed

Thich Nhat Hanh

Features new photos, walking poems, and instruction on this accessible meditation practice.

Solid Ground

Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fisher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Filled with humor, personal stories and insightful teachings.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Insights on how mindfulness practice can help heal trauma and childhood suffering and bring reconciliation within.

Our Appointment With Life

Thich Nhat Hanh

The earliest teaching of the Buddha on living fully in the present moment. Rev.Ed.


Sister Dang Nghiem

"Her life story gives us the courage and inspiration to do what she strives to do everyday..." -Elizabeth Lesser.

Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

Thich Nhat Hanh

Offers the Buddha's insights on dualism and illusion and how to develop the insight that can cut through obstacles.

Pass It On

Joanna Macy

Five stories of collective faith and effort to help transform our consciousness and heal the earth.

Together We Are One

Thich Nhat Hanh

Resources for people of all colors finding their spiritual path, honoring diversity and celebrating connection.

Child's Mind

Christopher Willard

A valuable resource with detailed excercises for families and children of all ages.

Pebble for Your Pocket

Thich Nhat Hanh

The basic teachings of mindfulness in a way that can be easily understood by young people.

Beyond the Self

Thich Nhat Hanh

Teachings on the Middle Way shows us how to avoid extremes and transforms how we see the world.

Sun My Heart

Thich Nhat Hanh

Illustrates how ordinary moments can lead to great insight, using objects and events of everyday life.

Heart of Understanding

Thich Nhat Hanh

The essence of Buddhist teaching, on the letting go of all preconceived notions.

Touching Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh

Reminds us to nourish ourselves by focusing on what is refreshing and healing within and all around us.

Happiness, Essential Mindfulness Practices

Thich Nhat Hanh

A complete collection of all practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh and the sangha.

Wonderland, The Zen of Alice

Daniel Doen Silberberg

A funny, thoughtful, and irreverent contribution to contemporary Buddhism.

Answers from the Heart

Thich Nhat Hanh

A collection of the personal, heartfelt, and surprising Q&A;'s with Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thundering Silence

Thich Nhat Hanh

Illustrates how openness, non-attachment from views, and playfulness are essential elements for liberation.

World We Have

Thich Nhat Hanh

A clear vision of the road ahead that combines environmental and spiritual practices.

Worlds in Harmony

The Dalai Lama

"I believe very deeply that compassion is the route not only for the evolution of the full human being, but for the very survival of the human race." —The Dalai Lama

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

Thich Nhat Hanh

Insights from the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of comtemporary topics, from war, to individual anxiety and environmental changes.

Breathe, You Are Alive!

Thich Nhat Hanh

Awareness of breathing is a means of awakening to the true nature of all things.

Touching the Earth

Thich Nhat Hanh

A guide to Thich Nhat Hanh's most popular and transformative practices.


Ko Un

"These tiny, irreverent, compassionate, often humorous vignettes open to vast fields of understanding."—Jane Hirshfield

Love's Garden

Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward

An invitation to deepen our spiritual practice and strengthen our most important relationships.

Rose For Your Pocket

Thich Nhat Hanh

Leads us to a deeper appreciation of motherhood.

Cultivating the Mind of Love

Thich Nhat Hanh

A story of first love and insightful commentary on classic sutras.

World as Lover, World as Self

Joanna Macy

Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal.

Mindful Movements

Thich Nhat Hanh

Guided practice for a series of gentle exercises created specifically to cultivate a joyful awareness of the body and breath.

Basket of Plums

Thich Nhat Hanh

A songbook and two CDs of music that share the songs of Plum Village.