Category: Selected Interviews with Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh has, on a few rare occasions, accepted invitations to be interviewed. Here you will find a selection of exclusive interviews with Thich Nhat Hanh that have appeared in print, video and audio since the late 1990s (most recent first).

Interview for Shambhala (Lion’s Roar): September 2007

Thich Nhat Hanh: I am Home BY VELCROW RIPPER | SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper reports on Thich Nhat Hanh’s historic return to Vietnam, where tens of thousands gathered with him to revive Buddhist practice and to heal the wounds of war. The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful

The Art of Prayer: interview with Publishers Weekly Magazine (USA)

Upon the publication of his book, “The Energy of Prayer”, Thich Nhat Hanh was asked by Publishers Weekly to answer ten questions about prayer and about his teaching. He gave a Dharma Talk on 9th March 2006 in response to those questions. You can watch the video here.   Elements of Prayer “Some Christians — those

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Shambhala Sun: March 2006 exclusive interview

This Is the Buddha’s Love BY MELVIN MCLEOD | MARCH 1, 2006 The great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh talks about non-self, interdependence, and the love that expands until it has no limit. One of the best parts of my job as editor of the Shambhala Sun is the chance to discuss dharma seriously, even

Interview with Krista Tippet for NPR (USA)

THICH NHAT HANH, CHERI MAPLES AND LARRY WARD — Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism Zen 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

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PBS (USA): Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh, September 19, 2003

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: In the U.S. and Europe, the other best-known Buddhist leader, besides the Dalai Lama, is the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. He, too, has been on a U.S. tour, ended this past week — speaking, leading retreats, and promoting his latest of more than 75 books, Creating True Peace. Many

USA Today: August 20, 2003

This article was published in USA Today on August 20, 2003. It accompanied a live chat session with Thich Nhat Hanh. You can read the transcript of the chat here. Buddhism and the Badge By Debbie Howlett, USA TODAY | 8/20/2003 “MADISON, Wis. — An internationally known Buddhist monk who teaches non-violence will lead a five-day

Christian Science Monitor: April 4, 2002

An advocate for peace starts with listening By Samar Farah, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor. Read this article on The Christian Science Monitor website here. “Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen-Master, is leading me through a dark room in the Hynes Convention Center, empty except for a few tables and chairs. A couple of other monks

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. Simpkinson   If you could speak

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Publishers Weekly (USA): Buddhist Balm after 9/11

This article appeared in Publisher’s Weekly Magazine on October 8, 2001. Buddhist Balm by Jeff Zaleski Released just one day before the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, by Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, quickly moved onto extended bestseller lists, spurring

Interview with bell hooks: January 1, 2000

Building a Community of Love: bell hooks and Thich Nhat Hanh BY BELL HOOKS | JANUARY 1, 2000 bell hooks meets with Thich Nhat Hanh to ask: how do we build a community of love? As teacher and guide Thich Nhat Hanh has been a presence in my life for more than twenty years. In

New York Times: October 1999

Read on the New York Times website.   A Monk in Exile Dreams of Return to Vietnam By GUSTAV NIEBUHR |  Published: October 16, 1999 HARTLAND FOUR CORNERS, Vt., Oct. 12—From where he sat in the afternoon sunlight, the autumn foliage overspreading the nearby hills, the Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh could survey a former horse

San Francisco Chronicle: Sunday Interview (1997)

Read the full article on the San Francisco Chronicle website.   Stop Running, Start Being Don Lattin, Chronicle Staff Writer | Published 4:00 am, Sunday, October 12, 1997 In 1966, Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh was forced from his homeland, but in all his years of exile, he has not wavered from his pursuit of inner and

Interview with Ram Dass: October 1995

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