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Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. He was born in Vietnam in 1926, and left home as a teenager to become a Zen monk. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University[?] in Vietnam. In 1969, Thich Nhat Hanh led the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks[?] and remained there until the peace accords were signed in 1973. Since 1966, he has lived in exile in France.

"The finger pointing at the moon is not the moon."

Nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 1967 for his work against the Vietnam War.

"I know of no one more worthy of [this prize] than this gentle monk from Vietnam," said King.

In 1982 he founded Plum Village[?], a meditation community in the south of France. A founder of "Engaged Buddhism[?]" and known for his works which discuss both Christianity and Buddhism.

Works

  • Being Peace
  • For a Future To Be Possible
  • Interbeing
  • Living Buddha, Living Christ
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation
  • Peace Is Every Step
  • The Sun My Heart
  • Teachings on Love
  • The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching
  • Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

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