My best memory of the beloved Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, is celebrating a Day of Mindfulness at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido in 2014. On my birthday day, too. I will be forever grateful that I was fortunate to listen to Thay teach that wonderful day. In case you are wondering, Thay is the Vietnamese word for teacher.
Thich Nhat Hanh passed away peacefully on January 22nd at midnight in Vietnam, the country of his birthplace. Did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr nominated Thay for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1967? Did you know he was a leader in Buddhist peace movement during the Vietnam War? Thich Nhat Hanh was a global spiritual leader and “Father” of Mindfulness. And so very much more.
I learned about Buddhism thanks to Paul, who passed away 7 years ago. Paul’s greatest gift to me was the Buddhist practice I follow, despite my strong opinions! But I know for a fact that one never stops learning, so there’s that.
To learn more about this venerable Buddhist monk, read this from the Plum Village website:
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.
Full biography here Thich Nhat Hanh – 20 Page Biography
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