Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk Who Sought Peace and Mindfulness, Dies at 95

Matt Schudel of The Washington Post reports that renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has died at age 95 in his native Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, which he criticized, Thich Nhat Hanh “developed the concept of ‘engaged Buddhism,’ in which his faith’s teachings could be used to promote humanistic practices in education, health care and politics,” Schudel writes. “His ideas were not popular with traditional Buddhist monks, who typically stayed out of public life and practiced their faith in monasteries.” In a 2010 interview, Thich Nhat Hanh said, “When bombs begin to fall on people, you cannot stay in the meditation hall all the time. Meditation is about the awareness of what is going on, not only in your body and in your feelings, but all around you.”

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