Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, teacher of mindfulness and nonviolence, dies at age 95


National Catholic Reporter:

Thích Nhất Hạnh, the Vietnamese monk who popularized mindfulness in the West and whose vast peace writings introduced countless people to Buddhist ideas and practices, died Jan. 22, 2022, at the age of 95 at Từ Hiếu Pagoda, the Buddhist temple in Hue, Vietnam, where he entered monastic life at the age of 16 and returned to prepare for his death in 2019.

Forced into exile in the 1960s, he lived and taught overseas for more than five decades, speaking out for nonviolence as a way of life while teaching his mindfulness meditation practices.

Nhất Hạnh (he was known as “Thây” to his followers) was said to have been the second best known Buddhist teacher in the contemporary world after the Dalai Lama. (Thích is an honorific and is Vietnamese for Sakya, which is the Buddha’s family name.)

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  1. Paddy Ferry says:

    Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, teacher of mindfulness and nonviolence, dies at age 95.

    I heard him speak in the McEwan Hall here in Edinburgh some years ago.
    What incredible wisdom, truly an amazing man.!

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