The World We Have



The Midwest Moon Sangha is beginning a book study twice a month starting with Thay’s book “The World We Have” © 2008 Parallax Press.

Meetings will begin Saturday, September 21, 2019 following the normal sangha gathering. We will plan to cover at least one chapter per meeting. Everyone will be asked to read the chapter prior to the meeting and come prepared to answer two questions regarding the chapter. The questions are:

  • What one sentence in this week’s reading had the most impact for me?
  • What one thing might we do in the coming weeks as a result of our discussion today?


The World We Have by Thich Nhat Hanh Book Study Schedule
Chapter # Chapter Title From Page # To Page # Total Pages Date for Discussion
1 The Bells of Mindfulness 1 5 5 21-Sep
2 A Global Ethic 7 16 10 5-Oct
3 Diet For A Mindful Planet 17 32 16 19-Oct
4 Nature And Violence 33 42 10 2-Nov
5 Overcoming Fear 43 57 15 16-Nov
6 A Beautiful Continuation 61 67 7 7-Dec
7 Caring For The Environmentalist 69 78 10 21-Dec
8 The City With Only One Tree 79 85 7 4-Jan
9 Transforming Our Communities 87 94 8 18-Jan
10 The Eyes of the Elephant Queen 95 101 7 1-Feb
Wrap-Up Summarize Entire Book 15-Feb

Sangha Is The Key

"It is difficult to make change alone. In the Sangha--the community of people who share the path of spiritual practice--there is a powerful collective energy of mindfulness and concentration. It cam help us make a breakthrough; it ignites our insight.