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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World Paperback – 8 February 2018
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Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated -- Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World'
Ingeniously simple tips from a zen monk that'll boost your mood, career - and relationships ― Daily Mail
Offers practical advice on everything from handling setbacks to relationships. Best for reclaiming your zen ― Stylist
Taking time is Sunim's thing. He's a Buddhist monk who has become internationally famous for it. Written in response to requests for advice on social media, [The Things You Can See] directly addresses problems facing people around the world -- John-Paul Flintoff ― Guardian
Full of insightful and practical advice-and wonderfully portable, like a daily guidebook. I read it with great interest -- Bhante Gunaratana, author of 'Mindfulness in Plain English'
Haemin Sunim has offered us a remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance -- Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC; author of 'Through the Flames', 'Patience', and 'Pocket Peace'
A remarkable guide to how to live a life of unpretentious authenticity and compassionate engagement. In Haemin Sunim's brief essays and aphorisms, the insights of Buddhism have fully become the stuff of life itself -- Robert Buswell, Director of Buddhist Studies, UCLA
This book is wonderful-straight from the heart of a wise, kind teacher. Written simply and with gentle humor, it will help you find lasting happiness in a changing world -- Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of 'Buddha’s Brain' and 'Hardwiring Happiness'
Loving, practical, and kind, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down is a beautiful reminder of the rewards of living wisely -- Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of 'A Path with Heart' and 'The Wise Heart'
About the Author
Chi-Young Kim is the translator of the New York Times bestselling Korean novel Please Look After Mom and the Korean contemporary classic The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. She lives in Los Angeles.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World
About the Book
'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'
The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim's simple messages - which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media - speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.
Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religion, borders and ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the bestselling monk succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
- Coveted by Fearne Cotton, as seen on her Instagram
- Shortlisted at the British Book Awards 2018 in the Non-Fiction: Lifestyle category
- Sunday Times bestselling book of the year
- A Guardian, Times and International Bestseller
- No 1 in Mind Body Spirit category for 2017
- Over 200,000 copies sold in the UK and 3 million worldwide
About Haemin Sunim
HAEMIN SUNIM is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He is one of the most influential monks in the world, with 1.8 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Haemin lives in Seoul when not travelling to share his teachings. In Korea, The Things You Can See sold more than three million copies and spent 41 weeks at number one.
His second book, Love for Imperfect Things, is published in the UK on 24th January 2019.