Healing: A Woman's Journey from Doctor to Nun

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Parallax Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Religion - 152 pages
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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. Healing traces a young woman’s path from an abusive childhood in a war-torn Vietnam, to a promising career as a medical doctor and poet, to finally finding true happiness as a nun. 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction the tears ished have become rain
7
Chapter Two the united states
25
Chapter Three learning medicine learning myself
31
Chapter Four discovering my path
45
Chapter Five my first year as a nun
57
Chapter Six letting go
65
Chapter Seven my mother in myself
79
Chapter Eight living in community
85
Chapter Nine returning to vietnam
97
Chapter Ten teaching young people
125
Chapter Eleven my grandmothers wishes
131
Chapter Twelve i once was a river
137
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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 in near San Diego, CA.

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