Famed Zen Master Has Brain Hemorrhage

Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh is in a hospital in France
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2014 2:17 PM CST
Famed Zen Master Has Brain Hemorrhage
In this March 20, 2007 file photo, Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, greets upon his arrival at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok, Thailand.   (AP Photo, File)

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen master who famously opposed the Vietnam War and is known for popularizing Buddhism in the West, suffered a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, NBC News reports. According to Plum Village, one of the monasteries he founded, Nhat Hanh, 88, has been "fragile due to his advanced age" for the past two months. He was hospitalized in France on Nov. 1, and seemed to be improving until suffering the hemorrhage. But he's "still very responsive" and "a full recovery may be possible," the monastery says on its website. (More Thich Nhat Hanh stories.)

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