|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2017|
The serenity and the joy of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns living life in the present moment are captured in this coffee table book by Paul Davis. A documentary photographer whose training began in the 1960s with the Marines in Vietnam, Davis has himself been a student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh since 1990. Here he gathers 120 color and black and white photos—many filling the page—of monastic Buddhists in Vietnam, Thailand, France, and the United States. Davis portrays them variously engaged in communal work, spiritual gathering, and moments of life that offer unexpected pleasures, while quotes from Hanh provide insight and encourage further reflection.