Interview with Ram Dass

Thich Nhat Hanh gave a keynote address at the Gorbachev World Forum, September 27-October 1, 1995 in San Francisco. During the course of the conference, he recorded this unusual interview with American spiritual teacher and author, Ram Dass.

You may like to also read Shambhala Sun’s article about the “State of the World Forum” and the impact of Thay’s speech at the conference.

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2012

Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change.


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2010

The Other Dalai Lama

Roger Tagholm visits Thich Nhat Hanh at home in Plum Village.

Exclusive interview with Oprah

In this penetrating and intimate long-form interview, Thich Nhat Hanh reflects on the beauty of the present moment, being grateful for every breath, and the freedom and happiness to be found in a simple cup of tea.


2008


2007

Burma’s Monks: ‘Already a Success’

The monk sat cross-legged in the Manhattan hotel room in augbergine robes on an aubergine prayer mat, a thermos of tea, his reading glasses and a book, Mindfulness in the Marketplace, arranged neatly by his side. Thich Nhat Hanh took time out from a U.S. tour to speak briefly with TIME...


2006

The Art of Prayer

Upon the publication of his book, “The Energy of Prayer”, Thich Nhat Hanh was asked by Publishers Weekly to answer ten questions about his teachings on prayer.

This Is the Buddha’s Love

The great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh talks about non-self, interdependence, and the love that expands until it has no limit.


2003

Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism

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.”

Buddhism and the Badge

Thich Nhat Hanh was interviewed in Madison, Wis. during a five-day retreat for police officers and public service workers and their families. A live web chat accompanied the article (transcript available).


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2001

Message to Osama bin Laden: interview with Thich Nhat Hanh

Thay shares his thoughts on how America should respond to the terrorist attacks. This interview was published in From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America (Rodale Press, Oct. 2001) What I Would Say to Osama bin Laden Thich Nhat Hanh – Interview by Anne A....


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1995

Interview with Ram Dass

Thich Nhat Hanh gave a keynote address at the Gorbachev World Forum, September 27-October 1, 1995 in San Francisco. During the course of the conference, he recorded this unusual interview with American spiritual teacher and author, Ram Dass.

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