Category: Press Archive

Thay’s Teachings on the Climate Crisis

This article was published on The Huffington Post: 11/04/2015 5:50 pm EST What We Can Learn From Buddhist Insights for the Climate Crisis On October 29 our Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, came together with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Buddhist leaders from over a dozen countries to make a common declaration on climate change

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Australia National Radio: 31 March 2015

Profile: Thich Nhat Hanh ABC | Earshot | Tuesday 31 March 2015 Presented by David Rutledge | Produced by Kerry Stewart Running time: 53m 50s >>Listen to the radio show online >>Download  mp3 The extraordinary life of Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important spiritual leaders of the last

from Buddhist Door: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peerless Influence on Western Buddhism

Repost from Buddhistdoor International: Buddhistdoor View On 12 November, Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thay) suffered a severe brain hemorrhage that put him in hospital. As the global Buddhist community continues to keep close watch on the world’s most famous Zen master, the most recent Plum Village press release on 30 November states that his condition

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La Stampa (Italy): 10 September 2014

Today, 10th September 2014 one of Italy’s biggest newspapers, La Stampa, published a wonderful interview with Thay. The paper’s Culture Editor joined the entire Italian Retreat here at Plum Village in the last week of August, and experienced for himself that “Happiness is Now”. See below for the English translation.    Happiness is now An

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La Contra (Spain): 28 June, 2014

  Translation: Thich Nhat Hanh, a quien Luther King propuso para el Nobel de la Paz Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Martin Luther King nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize “La falta de comprensión nos convierte en víctimas” “Lack of understanding makes us victims” Tengo 88 años. Soy maestro zen. A los 16 ingresé en un monasterio.

The Guardian (UK): 28 March 2014

Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world by Jo Confino | Friday 28 March 2014 Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular topic among business leaders, with several key executives speaking publicly in

Pyschologies Magazine (France): March 2014

“An encounter with the greatest master of Buddhism” – an exclusive interview with Thich Nhat Hanh by Anne Laure Gannac

Shambhala Sun: January 2014

You Have the Buddha in You: An Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh BY ANDREA MILLER | NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Throughout my retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery, I was curious about the quaint little brown house, which the monastics referred to as Thay’s hut. Finally, on the last day, I was invited inside and saw a cozy

The Guardian (UK): 5 September 2013

Google seeks out wisdom of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh by Jo Confino | Thursday 5 September 2013 Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who’s visiting the Google campus this month, says we need to foster aimlessness rather than seeking to be number one. Why on earth are many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, including Google,

Wall Street Journal: 4 September 2013

A Day of Mindfulness With Thich Nhat Hanh by Barbara Chai Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh led a “Day of Mindfulness” at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, Sunday, drawing 1500 practitioners from the tri-state area. Here’s what deep relaxation feels like. Read the full article here.

The Prince of Happiness

I jump at the chance to learn from a living legend of non-violence, despite the 5:30 wake-up call and hours sitting in silence. By Alice Klein True love and happiness? Is that a fairy tale? Not according to fearless 86-year-old social activist monk and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (pronunced “tik nyat hawn”), who’s sitting

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CNN International: June 25, 2013

Plum Village features in this pick of 10 of the world’s best meditation retreats by Rebecca L. Weber. “Adventure travel isn’t always about riding waves and ascending heights — sometimes it’s about heading inside, to explore the realm of our inner worlds. While it might be counter-intuitive to travel long distances to sit with a bunch

Bangkok Post: 8 April 2013

A Brush with Enlightenment Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates his art of meditation through calligraphy by Karnjariya Sukrung | 8 Apr 2013 Amid an enthusiastic crowd at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the subject of attention remained poised and calm, heightening his audience’s attention, concentration and awareness as he prepared to begin his activity. Thich Nhat Hanh

The Nation (Thailand): 7 April 2013

The Art of Zen by Aree Chaisatien | Sunday, April 7, 2013 The Vietnamese Buddhist teacher brings his calligraphy to Bangkok Putting mindfulness into everything we do, even the most simple acts, is the message at the heart of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching. He advises us be mindful from the moment we wake up,

Shambhala Sun: January 2013

In the Country of the Present Moment SHAMBHALA SUN, JANUARY 2013 Andrea Miller visits Plum Village in France to explore how Thich Nhat Hanh’s community is practising the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Could these be the basis for a better, kinder world?

The Guardian (UK) : 21 January 2013

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth by Jo Confino | Monday 21 January 2013 Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s

The Guardian (UK): 8 January 2013

How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business Sustainability leaders could learn from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with nature and looking beyond purely material consumption by Jo Confino | Tuesday 8 January 2013 There is a saying from a famous Buddhist master that the miracle of life

In the Country of the Present Moment (Shambhala Sun, January 2013)

BY ANDREA MILLER | NOVEMBER 15, 2012 ANDREA MILLER visits Plum Village in France to explore how Thich Nhat Hanh’s community is practicing the five mindfulness trainings. Could these be the basis for a better, kinder world? I thought there would be a brown-robed monk or nun to pick me up at the train station. Instead,

Shambhala Sun, November 2012: Thich Nhat Hanh on the Five Mindfulness Trainings

This interview was published in two parts, in November 2012, and January 2013. You Don’t Need to Be Buddhist BY ANDREA MILLER | NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Thich Nhat Hanh tells Andrea Miller that anyone can use the five mindfulness trainings to lead a life of understanding and compassion. Why do you say that you don’t need to

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Maira Kalman: cartoon for the New Yorker magazine

A lighthearted look at visiting Blue Cliff Monastery. Re-produced with kind permission from Maira Kalman and courtesy of New Yorker Magazine.

The Ecologist (UK): 22 March 2012 – Part 1

“Thich Nhat Hanh: in 100 years there may be no more humans on planet earth” by Tom Levitt. The acclaimed buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh talks to the Ecologist about the loss of biodiversity and why human vulnerability is not something we should despair about Do you believe humans can avoid a global ecological collapse,

The Guardian (UK): 20 February 2012

Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth by Jo Confino | Monday 20 February 2012 “Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change.” Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has been practising meditation and mindfulness for 70 years and

NY Times: 7 February 2012

Mindful Eating as Food for Thought By JEFF GORDINIER “TRY this: place a forkful of food in your mouth. It doesn’t matter what the food is, but make it something you love — let’s say it’s that first nibble from three hot, fragrant, perfectly cooked ravioli. Now comes the hard part. Put the fork down. This

Shambhala Sun: January 2012

Be Beautiful, Be Yourself BY ANDREA MILLER | NOVEMBER 29, 2011 Andrea Miller’s exclusive interview with Thich Nhat Hanh. After Thay’ s 2011 Vancouver retreat wrapped up, two nuns ushered me into the kitchen/living room portion of a student residence at the University of British Columbia. Through the windows I saw the radiant blue of

The Times (UK): 10 August 2010

The Other Dalai Lama Roger Tagholm | Thursday, August 10, 2010 This Zen Buddhist monk has helped millions to live a more mindful life. He is the most famous Zen Buddhist you’ve never heard of. The 84-year-old Vietnamese monk and meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh is the author of more than 100 books, has spoken to world

The Independent (UK): Monk on a Mission, 10 August 2010

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet An Exclusive Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh by Nick Harding | Tuesday 10 August, 2010 Monk on a Mission He has set up an eco-friendly village and he is a best-selling author. Tomorrow this green crusader will fill the Hammersmith Apollo with fans. But Thich Nhat Hanh is

Shambhala Sun: Thich Nhat Hanh special issue, July 2010

Love & Liberation An exclusive interview with Thich Nhat Hanh BY MELVIN MCLEOD | APRIL 26, 2010   Thich Nhat Hanh on true love, the benefits of suffering, and the insight that will set you free. He says that he teaches original Buddhism with a Mahayana spirit. I say that no one else today presents

Huffington Post: 21 May 2010

Exclusive Interview With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh by Marianne Schnall | 05/21/2010 9:52 am EDT In the following interview, Nhat Hanh shares valuable insights, advice and wisdom on how we can use our downtime to truly nourish ourselves (he says, “we humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing”), how even a busy

The Times of India, 2 October, 2008: Terrorists are victims who create more victims

‘Terrorists are victims who create more victims’ TNN | Oct 2, 2008, 12.19 AM IST Midway through the news meeting on Wednesday, the grim news came in: Agartala had been rocked by serial blasts. All eyes immediately turned to Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, the Guest Editor for our special Peace Edition. As journalists, what should

The Times of India, 2 October, 2008: Thich Nhat Hanh on the use of force to bring peace

You can use a knife to kill or you can use it to chop vegetables Oct 1, 2008, 07.41 PM IST An Israeli soldier asks about the use of force during a question and answer session with Thich Nhat Hanh on November 29th, 2001. Question: I am from the Israeli-Palestinian group. I want to ask