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Chronicle Books, Linda West Eckhardt. Chronicle Books, $16.95 (132pp) ISBN 978-0-8118-0668-8

In The Long Road Leads to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation, Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh illuminates the spiritual benefits afforded by walking mindfully. Encouraging his readers to walk with their attention on the present and gently to resist struggling with issues of the past or problems of the future, the author offers short meditative verses and personal observations to facilitate the practice of ""walking peacefully."" BOMC/One Spirit selection. (Parallax Press, $8, 84p ISBN 0-938077-83-X; July)