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The Monk Who Taught the World Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life

posted on January 24, 2019

TIME’s Liam Fitzpatrick profiles Thich Nhat Hanh, the 92-year-old Buddhist monk and activist. He writes, “The ailing celebrity monk—quoted by Presidents and hailed by Oprah Winfrey as ‘one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our times’—is refusing medication prescribed after a stroke in 2014.” Fitzpatrick adds, “In the West, Nhat Hanh is sometimes called the father of mindfulness. He famously taught that we could all be bodhisattvas by finding happiness in the simple things.”

Read at TIME