Healing (Paperback)

A Woman's Journey from Doctor to Nun

By Sister Dang Nghiem

Parallax Press, 9781888375961, 152pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2006

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This extraordinary story takes the reader from the rice fields of Vietnam to the peaceful surrounding of Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery in Plum Village where Sister Dang Nghiem took refuge. There she gained a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness forged in the fire of her own life experience. Ordained as a nun by Thich Nhat Hanh, who gave her the name "Dang Nghiem," (adornment with nondiscrimination) Healing shows how the insights gained by her personal experiences now enable Sister Dang Nghiem to become a support and resource for others. With humor, insight, and an irrepressible sense of joy, Sister Dang Nghiem story demonstrates how one woman’s unique path can provide clarity and guidance for everyone.

Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh

About the Author

Born in 1968, during a turbulent time of the Viet Nam War, Sister Dang Nghiem graduated from a prestigious medical school and was a practicing doctor at UCSF medical hospital. She is a nun in the community of Thich Nhat Hanh and currently resides at Deer Park monastery near San Diego, CA.