Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism


thichnhathanh-onbeingZen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark, gentle wisdom for living in a world of anger and violence. He discusses the concepts of “engaged Buddhism,” “being peace,” and “mindfulness.”

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If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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