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Aufruf zum Frieden ‒ ein offener Brief

Liebe Menschheitsfamilie, täglich verfolgen wir die Tragödie des Krieges in der Ukraine, und wir öffnen unsere Herzen für das Leiden der Menschen, der jungen wie der alten. Als Internationale Gemeinschaft für Engagierten Buddhismus in der Tradition von Plum Village beobachten wir den Krieg mit Schmerz und mit Sorge. In...

Thich Nhat Hanh, 11.10.1926–22.01.2022

Liebe Geliebte Gemeinschaft, mit einem tiefen, achtsamen Atemzug geben wir das Verabschieden unseres geliebten Lehrers Thay Nhat Hanh bekannt, der am 22. Januar 2022 um 01:30 Uhr im Từ Hiếu-Tempel in Huế, Vietnam, im Alter von 95 Jahren verstorben ist. Thay war der außergewöhnlichste Lehrer...

Neueste Nachrichten zu Thầy’s Gesundheitszustand in Huế

Update, Dienstag, 6. Oktober: Wir freuen uns, bestätigen zu können, dass Thays Gesundheitszustand dank der Liebe und Fürsorge seines Ärzteteams und der klösterlichen Betreuer gegenwärtig stabil bleibt. Es gibt keinen unmittelbaren Anlass zur Besorgnis. Die älteren Brüder, die aus Thays internationalen Zentren anreisen, um Thay zu sehen, sind wohlbehalten...

Thay travels to Bangkok for health check-ups

1st December, 2019 Dear Beloved Community, We’re happy to announce that on Thursday 28th November, Thay traveled from Huế, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand for a full medical check-up in Bangkok. The trip and hospital visit went smoothly. Yesterday morning, Thay decided to travel on to visit our community at...

Thich Nhat Hanh turns 93

Dear Beloved Community, We are very happy to share that today Thay has been celebrating his 93rd birthday at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, his “Root Temple” where he first entered the monkhood aged sixteen.  Over the last few days, Thay’s monastic students from across Vietnam have been...

Thay’s 92nd Birthday

As we celebrate Thay’s 92nd continuation day on 11th October, we'd like to take this opportunity to share with you how our beloved Teacher has been doing in Thailand.

Sister Chan Khong on Thich Nhat Hanh: He’s Getting Stronger Every Day

Sister Chan Khong brings us up to date on Thich Nhat Hanh’s health and the future of his teachings and community (https://www.lionsroar.com/thich-nhat-hanh-getting-stronger-every-day/). Photo by Paul Davis   Melvin McLeod: Following his stroke three years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh is now resting and recovering at Plum Village in Thailand. How...

Thay visits Vietnam for a few days

We are very happy to confirm that earlier today, 29th August 2017, at 12h35 local time, our dear Teacher landed safely at Đà Nẵng airport in Vietnam. This is his first visit to Vietnam since 2008.

Thay returns to France

Thay has decided to return to Plum Village, France to be with his spiritual community after six months of steady progress in San Francisco.

Report on Thay’s progress in San Francisco

We are happy to be able to share that Thay is benefitting from the best of Western, Eastern, conventional, and alternative medical approaches. Thay is receiving acupuncture every day, as well as physical therapy, speech therapy, osteopathy, and neurofeedback, with the support and oversight of a phenomenal team of...

Thay has travelled to San Francisco for treatment

Thay has been able to communicate more clearly a very strong wish to intensify his recovery program. Thay is very determined to do everything possible to recover both his physical movement and speech. After many options were presented to Thay, he made a clear decision to travel to the...

Thay’s recovery continues in Plum Village

We are happy to report that Thay's health has improved greatly since he returned from hospital to his Plum Village Hermitage in early April. Every day Thay has been out in nature, enjoying the blossoms, listening to the birds and resting at the foot of a tree. Thay enjoys...

Connecting to Our Root Teacher, the Buddha

Thay wrote this letter in autumn 2014, as his health was weakening. He teaches us how to keep our practice authentic and alive, and see the Buddha not as a God, but as our very own "root teacher", our soul-mate.

Thay returns to Plum Village

This week the medical team have given their approval for Thay to leave the rehabilitation clinic and return to his Hermitage at Plum Village. We are deeply grateful to the entire medical team at the University Hospital in Bordeaux for their professionalism and wholehearted care to support Thay’s healing...

Thay transfers to Bordeaux rehabilitation clinic

The team of monastic attendants work closely with doctors, nurses and professional therapists, and accompany Thay twenty-four hours a day, offering massage, acupuncture and comfort care, and helping Thay with his physical training. Thay is steadily recovering his strength and rebuilding his muscles day by day. We have been...

Thay emerges into wakefulness

In the last three weeks Thay has gradually emerged into wakefulness, and has his eyes open for much of the day, to the point where the doctors can now say that he is no longer in a coma. Thay is able to recognize familiar faces and is very responsive...

Thay’s condition stabilises

Thay continues to rest peacefully with the ticking clock on his pillow, and we sense that he is relying on his deep awareness of breathing, rooted in Store Consciousness, to guide his healing process. Even the doctors have been surprised at the consistent level of oxygen in his blood....

Thay remains in intensive care

Thay's blood pressure and pulse are stable, he is still breathing on his own, and he is becoming increasingly peaceful. However, in recent days Thay has been sleeping more deeply and communicating less.

Thay remains in a critical condition in hospital

Thay has been transferred to a specialist hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care and attention. New tests have been done. Doctors report that Thầy is showing good progress in terms of remaining stable and not...

New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay began working on three weeks ago at the European Institute of...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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