"Hermitage Among the Clouds is the historical tale of Princess Amazing Jewel, taking place in what is now Vietnam.
Filled with clarity and wisdom, this inspiring novel tells of Tran Nhan Tong, 13th king of what is now North Vietnam, who abdicated his throne to become a Buddhist monk, and of his daughter, Princess Amazing Jewel who, with her father, was committed to the simple beauty of a spiritual life, and to practicing peace--even in the midst of suffering and war. Illustrations.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.