Thich Nhat Hanh

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Zen Master Preached Compassion, a 'Return to the Breath'

Revered Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has died at the age of 95

(Newser) - Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped spread the practice of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died. He was 95. The death was confirmed by a monk at Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam, who said that Nhat Hanh, known...

Famed Zen Master Has Brain Hemorrhage

Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh is in a hospital in France

(Newser) - 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...

Burma Protests a 'Success,' Says Buddhist Leader

Famed anti-Vietnam agitator supports monks on US tour

(Newser) - Revered Buddhist spokesman Thich Nhat Hanh, famed for enlisting Martin Luther King's help against the Vietnam War, is supporting his spiritual brethren in Burma on a US tour. The monks' struggle against Burma is "already a success," he told Time, "because if monks are imprisoned or have...

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