Category: Public statements and speeches

Celebrating the History of Buddhism in Vietnam, and a way forward

THICH NHAT HANH Celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi In the year 1010, one thousand years ago, the first king of the Ly dynasty founded Thang Long, the city now known as Hanoi. The Ly dynasty has been described as “the most compassionate, peaceful and harmonious in the history of Vietnam” by the eminent historian Hoang

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Tibet (27 March, 2008)

When the Plum Village delegation led by Thich Nhat Hanh landed in Rome in March 2008 for fourteen days of public talks, retreats, and other events, the demonstration by 600 Tibetan monks on the occasion of the forty-ninth year of the movement to oppose the yoke of Chinese rule was in its eighth day. The capital of Tibet, Lhasa,

Embracing our pain: comments on 2005 Asia Tsunami

Paris, France — The whole human race is in mourning … Over the past days I have offered incense and recited Buddha’s name every day to send energy to the victims and their families. The whole world is shaken by the disaster in southeast Asia. Indonesia and Sri Lanka have suffered most of all. The tsunami

Thich Nhat Hanh address to US Congress, September 10, 2003

Thich Nhat Hanh gave a lecture titled Leading with Courage and Compassion at the Library of Congress on September 10, 2003. It took place in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. The event was part of the annual Capps-Emerson lecture series organized by the Faith & Politics Institute, and was co-sponsored

A Proposal for Peace: 1 June, 1966

Published in Thich Nhat Hanh, Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change (1993) This statement was read at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 1966, and reprinted in the Congressional Record the next day.   Just this morning, the U.S. Consulate in Hue was destroyed by angry Vietnamese youths. In the past

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