Nhat Hanh

Nhat Hanh

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Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese: "Nhất Hạnh"; pronounced|tʰǐk ɲɜ̌t hɐ̂ʔɲ Audio|ThichNhatHanh.ogg|listen (born October 11 1926 in central Vietnam) is an expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16, studied Buddhism as a novice, and was fully ordained as a monk in 1949. Commonly referred to as Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese: "Thích Nhất Hạnh"), the title "Thích" is used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan.Phap Dung, Brother (2006) "A Letter to Friends About Our Lineage", published on the Plum Village website [http://www.orderofinterbeing.org/wiki/index.php?title=Lineage] ]

In the early 1960s, he founded the School of Youth for Social Services (SYSS) in Saigon, a grassroots relief organization that rebuilt bombed villages, set up schools and medical centers, and resettled families left homeless during the Vietnam War.Author and date unknown, "Thich Nhat Hanh", feature article on the BBC website [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/people/thichnhathanh.shtml] ] . He traveled to the U.S. a number of times to study at Princeton University, and later to lecture at Cornell University and teach at Columbia University. His main goal of those travels, however, was to urge the U.S. government to withdraw from Vietnam. He urged Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War publicly, and spoke with many people and groups about peace. In a January 25, 1967 letter to the Nobel Institute in Norway, King nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Nhat Hanh led the Buddhist delegation to the Paris Peace Talks.

One of the best known Buddhist teachers in the West, [cite web |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/people/thichnhathanh.shtml |title=Thich Nhat Hanh |accessdate=2008-05-25 |publisher=BBC |date=2006-04-04 |quote=Thich Nhat Hanh is a world renowned Zen master, writer, poet, scholar, and peacemaker. With the exception of the Dalai Lama, he is today's best known Buddhist teacher.] [cite web |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1555013,00.html |title=Thich Nhat Hanh |accessdate=2008-05-25 |publisher=Time |date= November 5, 2006 |quote=One of the most important religious thinkers and activists of our time, Nhat Hanh understood, from his own experience, why popular secular ideologies and movements?nationalism, fascism, communism and colonialism?unleashed the unprecedented violence of the 20th century. [...] Nhat Hanh, now 80 years old and living in a monastery in France, has played an important role in the transmission of an Asian spiritual tradition to the modern, largely secular West.] Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings and practices appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds. He offers a practice of mindfulness adapted to Western sensibilities. [Laity, Annabel (date unknown) "About Our Teacher", Green Mountain Dharma Center website [http://www.greenmountaincenter.org/About%20Us/tnhinfo.htm] ] He created the Order of Interbeing in 1966, and established monastic and practice centers around the world. As of 2007 his home is Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France and he travels internationally giving retreats and talks. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book "Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire".

Exiled from Vietnam for many years, he was allowed to return for a trip in 2005 and again in 2007. He has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. He also publishes a quarterly Dharma talk in the journal of the Order of Interbeing, the Mindfulness Bell. Nhat Hanh continues to be active in the peace movement, sponsoring retreats for Israelis and Palestinians, encouraging them to listen and learn about each other. He has given speeches urging warring countries to stop fighting and look for non-violent solutions to problems; [Farah, Samar (April 04, 2002), "An advocate for peace starts with listening", The Christian Science Monitor, Religion and Ethics online journal. [http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0404/p18s02-lire.html] ] conducted a peace walk in Los Angeles in 2005, and again in 2007, attended by thousands of people; [Be The Cause Gallery [http://www.bethecause.org/pics/main.php?g2_itemId=1812] ] and urging support of the demonstrating monks in Myanmar. ["Thich Nhat Hanh on Burma", Buddhist Channel, accessed 11/5/2007. [http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=83,5218,0,0,1,0] ] He was awarded the Courage of Conscience award June 16, 1991. [ [http://www.peaceabbey.org/awards/cocrecipientlist.html The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Recipients List ] ]


Thich Nhat Hanh was born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo in Thừa Thiên (Central Vietnam) in 1926. At the age of 16 he entered the monastery at Từ Hiếu Temple near Huế, Vietnam, where his primary teacher was Dhyana (meditation; Zen) Master Thanh Quý Chân Thật. [Cordova, Nathaniel (2005) "The Tu Hieu Lineage of Thien (Zen) Buddhism", blog entry on the Woodmore Village website [http://www.woodmoorvillage.org/2005/08/the_tu_hieu_lin.html] ] [Author and date unknown, "Thich Nhat Hanh", published on the Community of Interbeing, UK website [http://www.interbeing.org.uk/teachers/thay.html] ] A graduate of Bao Quoc Buddhist Academy in Central Vietnam,Nhu, Quan (2002) "Nhat Hanh's Peace Activities" in "Vietnamese Engaged Buddhism: The Struggle Movement of 1963-66", reprinted on the Giao Diem website [http://www.giaodiemonline.com/thuvien/FotoNews/nh_quannhu.htm] ] Thich Nhat Hanh received training in Zen (in Vietnamese: Thiền) and the Mahayana school of Buddhism and was ordained as a monk in 1949. Thich Nhat Hanh is now recognized as a Dharmacharya and as the spiritual head of the Từ Hiếu Temple and associated monasteries. [Mau, Thich Chi (1999) "Application for the publication of books and sutras", letter to the Vietnamese Governmental Committee of Religious Affairs, re-printed on the Plum Village website [http://www.plumvillage.org/news/Press_Application%20for%20the%20publication%20of%20books%20and%20sutras%20-%20Tu%20Hie.htm] ] dead link|date=April 2008 He is the Elder of the Từ Hiếu branch of the 8th generation of the Liễu Quán lineage in the 42nd generation of the Lâm Tế Dhyana school (Lin Chi Chán in Chinese or Rinzai Zen in Japanese). On May 1, 1966 at Từ Hiếu Temple, Thich Nhat Hanh received the “lamp transmission”, making him a Dharmacharya or Dharma Teacher, from Master Chân Thật. Thich Nhat Hanh has combined his deep knowledge of a variety of traditional Zen teachings with methods from Theravada Buddhism, insights from Mahayana Buddhism, and ideas from Western psychology to form his approach to modern meditation practice. Thich Nhat Hanh has become an important influence in the development of Western Buddhism.

In 1956 he was named Editor-in-Chief of "Vietnamese Buddhism", the periodical of the Unified Vietnam Buddhist Association (Giáo Hội Phật Giáo Việt Nam Thống Nhất). In the following years he founded Lá Bối Press, the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and the School of Youth for Social Service (SYSS), a neutral corps of Buddhist peaceworkers who went into rural areas to establish schools, build healthcare clinics, and help re-build villages.

During the Vietnam war

Van Hanh Buddhist University became a prestigious private university that focused on Buddhist studies, Vietnamese culture, and languages. Nhat Hanh taught Buddhist psychology and "Prajnaparamita" literature. At a meeting in April 1965, Van Hanh Union students issued a "Call for Peace" statement. Its main theme was: "It is time for North and South Vietnam to find a way to stop the war and help all Vietnamese people live peacefully and with mutual respect." When Thich Nhat Hanh left for the U.S. shortly afterwards, control over Van Hanh University was taken over by one of the Chancellors who wished to sever ties with Thich Nhat Hanh and the SYSS, calling Sister Chan Khong, who was left in control of the organization, a "communist". From that point, the SYSS struggled to raise funds and endured a number of attacks on its members, many of whom were threatened, harassed, and murdered. The SYSS persisted in their efforts, refusing to take sides in the conflict and continuing to provide aid to people in need.Nhu, Quan (2002) "Nhat Hanh's Peace Activities" in "Vietnamese Engaged Buddhism: The Struggle Movement of 1963-66", reprinted on the Giao Diem site [http://www.giaodiemonline.com/thuvien/FotoNews/nh_quannhu.htm] ]

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a leader in the Engaged Buddhism movement and he is credited with bringing the idea to the West. He credits the thirteenth-century Vietnamese King Tran Nhan Tong with the origination of the concept. Tran Nhan Tong abdicated his throne to become a monk, and founded the still dominant Vietnamese Buddhist school, the Bamboo Forest tradition. [Information on the Vietnamese Plum Village website [http://langmai.org/TNH/BaoChiTPhuong/Data/A%20Monk%20for.pdf] ]

In 1960, Thich Nhat Hanh came to the U.S. to study comparative religion at Princeton University, and he was subsequently appointed lecturer in Buddhism at Columbia University. By then, he had gained fluency in French, Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali, Japanese, and English, in addition to his native Vietnamese. In 1963 he returned to Vietnam to aid his fellow monks in their non-violent peace efforts.

Thich Nhat Hanh returned to the US in 1966 to lead a symposium in Vietnamese Buddhism at Cornell University and to continue his work for peace. Thich Nhat Hanh had written a letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 entitled: “Searching for the Enemy of Man” and it was during his 1966 stay in the U.S. that Thich Nhat Hanh met with Martin Luther King, Jr. and urged him to publicly denounce the Vietnam War. ["Searching for the Enemy of Man", in Nhat Nanh, Ho Huu Tuong, Tam Ich, Bui Giang, Pham Cong Thien. "Dialogue". Saigon: La Boi, 1965. P. 11-20., archived on the African-American Involvement in the Vietnam War website [http://www.aavw.org/protest/king_journey_abstract09.html] ]

Dr. King gave his famous speech at the Riverside Church in New York City in 1967, ["Beyond Vietnam", April 4, 1967, speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Riverside Church, NYC, archived on the African-American Involvement in the Vietnam War website [http://www.aavw.org/special_features/speeches_speech_king01.html] ] his first to publicly question the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Later that year, Dr. King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize. In his nomination Rev. King said, "I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of [this prize] than this gentle monk from Vietnam. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity." (Despite King's high praise, the committee decided not to make an award that year. King's revelation of his nomination was a violation of tradition and the explicit "strong request" of the prize committee.)"Nomination of Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize" letter by Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967, archived on the Hartford Web Publishing website [http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/025.html] ]

In 1969, Thich Nhat Hanh was the delegate for the Buddhist Peace Delegation at the Paris Peace talks. When the Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973, the Vietnamese government denied Thich Nhat Hanh permission to return to Vietnam, and he went into exile in France. From 1976 through 1977, he led efforts to help rescue Vietnamese boat people in the Gulf of Siam, but was forced to stop because of the hostility of the governments of Thailand and Singapore. [Author and date unknown, "Thich Nhat Hanh", article on the Integrative Spirituality website [http://www.integrativespirituality.org/postnuke/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=printpage&artid=308] ] In 1969, Thich Nhat Hanh established the Unified Buddhist Church (Église Bouddhique Unifiée) in France (not a part of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam).

Establishing the Order of Interbeing

In 1975, he formed the Sweet Potatoes Meditation Center. The center grew and in 1982 he and his colleague Sister Chân Không founded Plum Village Buddhist Center (Làng Mai), a monastery and Practice Center in the Dordogne in the south of France. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/people/thichnhathanh.shtml BBC - Religion & Ethics - Thich Nhat Hanh ] ] Since the mid 60s he has headed a monastic and lay group, the Order of Inter-Being, teaching the Five and Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings and "Engaged Buddhism." The Unified Buddhist Church is the legally recognized governing body for Plum Village (Làng Mai) in France, for Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, the Community of Mindful Living, Parallax Press, Deer Park Monastery in California, and the Magnolia Village in Mississippi. [Information about Practice Centers from the official Community of Mindful Living site [http://www.iamhome.org/about.htm] ]

There are now two monasteries in Vietnam, at the original Từ Hiếu Temple near Huế and at Prajna Temple in the central highlands. Thich Nhat Hanh and the Order of Interbeing have established monasteries and Dharma centers in the United States at Deer Park Monastery (Tu Viện Lộc Uyển) in Escondido, California, Maple Forest Monastery (Tu Viện Rừng Phong) and Green Mountain Dharma Center (Ðạo Tràng Thanh Sơn) in Vermont both of which closed in 2007 and moved to the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, and Magnolia Village Practice Center (Đạo Tràng Mộc Lan) in Mississippi. These monasteries are open to the public during much of the year and provide on-going retreats for lay people. The Order of Interbeing also holds focused retreats for groups of lay people, such as families, teenagers, veterans, [Information about retreats from the Deer Park Monastery site [http://www.deerparkmonastery.org/about_us/ourteacher.html] ] the entertainment industry, members of Congress, ["Thich Nhat Hahn Leads Retreat for Members of Congress" (2004) from the "Faith and Politics" newsletter, Rev. W. Douglas Tanner, Jr., president, linked on the Faith and Politics Institute website [http://www.faithandpolitics.org/?q=thich_nhat] ] law enforcement officers, [Bures, Frank (2003) "Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement", Christian Science Monitor [http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0925/p15s01-lire.html] ] people of color, [Information about the "Colors of Compassion" retreat for people of color on the official Community of Mindful Living site [http://www.iamhome.org/articles/true_home.htm] ] [Archived information referencing the "Colors of Compassion" retreat on the official Plum Village site [http://www.plumvillage.org/retreats/NorthAmerica/PVUSA-CalendarOfRetreats.htm] ] dead link|date=April 2008 [Information about the 2006 "Soul of Gratitude" retreat for people of color at the Deer Park Monastery [http://www.deerparkmonastery.org/us_tour/pocretreat.html] ] and professional and scientific [Information about retreats on the official Plum Village site [http://www.plumvillage.org/retreats/SpecialRetreats/ScientistRetreat_2006.htm] ] dead link|date=April 2008 interest groups.

Notable students of Thich Nhat Hanh include: Skip Ewing founder of the Nashville Mindfulness Center, Natalie Goldberg author and teacher, Joan Halifax founder of the Upaya Institute, Stephanie Kaza environmentalist, Sister Chan Khong Dharma teacher, Sister Annibell Laity translator of many of Thich Nhat Hanh's books and director of North American Dharma centers, Noah Levine author, Albert Low Zen teacher and author, Joanna Macy environmentalist and author, Caitriona Reed Dharma teacher and co-founder of Manzanita Village Retreat Center, Leila Seth author and Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, and Pritam Singh real estate developer and editor of several of Thich Nhat Hanh's books.

Return to Vietnam

From January 12 until April 11, 2005, Thich Nhat Hanh returned to Vietnam after a series of negotiations that allowed him to teach, have select titles of his books published in Vietnamese, and allowed 100 monastic and 90 lay members of his Order to accompany him in his travels around the country, including a return to his root temple, Tu Hieu Temple in Hue.Johnson, Kay (2005) "A Long Journey Home", Time Asia Magazine (online version) [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,501050124-1018137,00.html] ] [Warth, Gary (2005) "Local Buddhist Monks Return to Vietnam as Part of Historic Trip", North County Times, re-published on the Buddhist Channel news website [http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,627,0,0,1,0] ]

Prior to the 2005 trip, Thich Nhat Hanh’s organization had been highly critical of the restrictions imposed by the Vietnamese government regarding a possible visit. Those restrictions included: not allowing his monastics to stay in Buddhist monasteries, not allowing him to teach to large crowds as he does in the West, and not allowing his books to be published in Vietnamese. [Phap An, Brother (1999) "When will Thay Nhat Hanh Return to Vietnam?", archived article on the Plum Village website [http://www.plumvillage.org/news/Press_When%20Will%20Thay%20Nhat%20Hanh%20Return%20to%20Vietnam.htm] ] dead link|date=April 2008

The trip was not without controversy. Thich Vien Dinh writing on behalf of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (considered illegal by the Vietnamese government) called for Thich Nhat Hanh to make a statement against the Vietnam government’s poor record on religious freedom. Thich Vien Dinh feared that the trip would be used as propaganda by the Vietnamese government, making the world believe that the issues of religious freedom are improving there, while abuses continue. ["Buddhist monk requests Thich Nhat Hanh "to see true situation in Vietnam", 2005, Letter from Thich Vien Dinh as reported by the Buddhist Channel news website [http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=1,686,0,0,1,0] ] ["Vietnam: International Religious Freedom Report 2005", Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2005, report published by the U.S. State Department [http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51535.htm] ] ["Vietnam: The Suppression of the Unified Buddhist Church", Vol.7, No.4, 1995, Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, executive director [http://www.hrw.org/reports/1995/Vietnam.htm] ]

Nhat Hanh returned to Vietnam in 2007 despite continued controversy over his return and the continued house arrest of two top officials of the government-banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. According to the Plum Village Website, the three goals of his 2007 trip back to Vietnam are to support new monastics in his Order, organize and conduct "Great Chanting Ceremonies" intended to help heal remaining wounds from the Vietnam war, and to lead retreats for monastics and lay people. [Sr. Tue Nghiem, (2006) "78 Days with Thay Nhat Hanh", Plum Village Website (accessed 3/7/2007) [http://www.plumvillage.org/indexHotNews/VNTrip2007.htm] ] The chanting ceremonies were originally called "Grand Requiem for Praying Equally for All to Untie the Knots of Unjust Suffering," but Vietnamese officials objected, saying it was improper to "equally" pray for soldiers in the South Vietnamese army or U.S. soldiers. Nhat Hanh agreed to change the name to "Grand Requiem For Praying."Johnson, Kay (2007) "The Fighting Monks of Vietnam", Time Magazine (online version accessed 3/7/2007) [http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1595721,00.html] ]

Names applied to him

The Vietnamese title "Thích" () is from "Thích Ca" or "Thích Già" (), means "of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan." [http://www.orderofinterbeing.org/wiki/index.php?title=Lineage Lineage - Order of Interbeing ] ] All Vietnamese (and Chinese) Buddhist monks and nuns adopt this title as their "family" name or surname implying that their first family is the Buddhist community. In many Buddhist traditions, there are a progression of names that a person can receive. The first, the lineage name, is given when a person takes refuge in the Three Jewels. Thich Nhat Hanh's lineage name is Trừng Quang. The next is a Dharma name, given when a person, lay or monastic, takes additional vows or when one is ordained as a monastic. Thich Nhat Hahn's Dharma name is Phung Xuan. Additionally, Dharma titles are sometimes given, and Thich Nhat Hanh's Dharma title is "Nhat Hanh". [http://www.orderofinterbeing.org/wiki/index.php?title=Lineage Lineage - Order of Interbeing] ]

Neither "Nhất" () nor "Hạnh" () — which approximate the roles of middle or intercalary name and given name, respectively, when referring to him in English — was part of his name at birth. "Nhất" (一) means "one", implying "first-class," or "of best quality," in English; "Hạnh" (行) means "move", implying "right conduct" or "good nature." Thích Nhất Hạnh has translated his Dharma Names in the following manner: Nhất = One, and Hạnh = Action. Taken collectively, his Dharma Names are best translated as "One Action". Vietnamese names follow this naming convention, placing the family or surname first, then the middle or intercalary name which often refers to the person's position in the family or generation, followed by the given name. ["Vietnamese Names", Excerpted from "Culture Briefing: Vietnam", published by Geotravel Research Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 1995, on the Things Asian website [http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-photos/1044] ]

Thich Nhat Hanh is often referred to as "Thay" (Vietnamese: "Thầy", "master; teacher") or Thay Nhat Hanh by his followers. On the Vietnamese version of the Plum Village website, he is also referred to as Thiền Sư Nhất Hạnh which can translated as "Zen Priest", "Zen Master", or "Dhyana Master". [Title attributed to TNH on the Vietnamese Plum Village site [http://www.langmai.org/] ] Any Vietnamese monk or nun in the Mahayana tradition can be addressed as "Thầy" ("teacher"). Vietnamese Buddhist monks are addressed "Thầy tu" ("priest" or "monk") and nuns are addressed "Sư Cô" ("sister") or "Sư Bà" ("elder sister").


*The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
**From "Touching Peace", Parallax Press, 1992, p. 1. ISBN 0-938077-57-0

*If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.
**From "Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life", Bantam reissue, 1992, ISBN 0-553-35139-7

ee also

*Buddhism in America
*Buddhism in France
*Buddhism in Vietnam
*Order of Interbeing
*Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States


Further reading

*"Vietnam: Lotus in a sea of fire". New York, Hill and Wang. 1967.
*"Being Peace", Parallax Press, 1987, ISBN 0-938077-00-7
*"The Sun My Heart", Parallax Press, 1988, ISBN 0-938077-12-0
*"Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha", Parallax Press, 1991
*"Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life", Bantam reissue, 1992, ISBN 0-553-35139-7
*"Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living", Parallax Press, 1992, ISBN 0-938077-57-0
*"Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice", Three Leaves, 1994, ISBN 0-385-47561-6
*"Living Buddha, Living Christ", Riverhead Trade, 1997, ISBN 1-57322-568-1
*"True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart", Shambhala, 1997, ISBN 1-59030-404-7
*"Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966", Riverhead Trade, 1999, ISBN 1-57322-796-X
*"Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers", Riverhead Books, 1999, ISBN 1-57322-145-7
*"The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching", Broadway Books, 1999, ISBN 0-7679-0369-2
*"Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism", Parallax Press 3rd edition, 1999, ISBN 1-888375-08-6
*"The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation", Beacon Press, 1999, ISBN 0-8070-1239-4 (Vietnamese: Phép lạ c̉ua sư t̉inh thưc).
*"The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist/Christian Awareness", Daniel Berrigan (Co-author), Orbis Books, 2000, ISBN 1-57075-344-X
*"Essential Writings", Robert Ellsberg (Editor), Orbis Books, 2001, ISBN 1-57075-370-9
*"Anger", Riverhead Trade, 2002, ISBN 1-57322-937-7
*"No Death, No Fear", Riverhead Trade reissue, 2003, ISBN 1-57322-333-6
*"Touching the Earth: Intimate Conversations with the Buddha", Parallax Press, 2004, ISBN 1-888375-41-8
*"Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment", Parallax Press, 2007, ISBN 1-888375-75-2
*"The Art of Power", HarperOne, 2007, ISBN 0-061242-34-9

External links

About Thich Nhat Hanh and the Order of Interbeing

* [http://www.seaox.com/thich.html Biography of Thich Nhat Hanh]
* [http://www.buddhanet.net/masters/thich.htm Buddhist Masters and their Organizations] - Thich Nhat Hanh
* [http://www.spiritsite.com/writing/thihan/ SpiritSight.com] - Excerpts from selected Thich Nhat Hanh books
* [http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=226 Shambhala Sun Magazine Spotlight Page]

Official websites for the Order of Interbeing

* [http://www.plumvillage.org/ Plum Village] - Thich Nhat Hanh's main monastery and practice center, located about 85 km east of Bordeaux, France
* [http://www.langmai.org/ Vietnamese website of Plum Village]
* [http://www.villagedespruniers.org/ French website of Plum Village]
* [http://www.deerparkmonastery.org/ Deer Park Monastery] - located in Escondido, California
* [http://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/ Blue Cliff Monastery] - located in Pine Bush, New York
* [http://www.orderofinterbeing.org/ Order of Interbeing] - more information about the Order of Interbeing, including the OI wiki pages
* [http://www.iamhome.org/ I Am Home] - Community of Mindful Living; home of the "Mindfulness Bell" magazine with news, articles, and talks by Thich Nhat Hanh and other Order of Interbeing members


* [http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/thichnhathanh/ Speaking of Faith] - Downloadable Public Radio broadcast about the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
* [http://thichnhathahn.net/ Deer Park DharmaCast] - podcasts of Thich Nhat Hanh's lectures and dharma talks.
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1278029198357001946&q=thich+nhat+hanh&hl=en Google Video] - Thich Nhat Hanh - Social Change at the Base (1 hr 30 min 27 sec, recorded on Mar 27, 2004 at Plum Village)
* [http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1096334 From Vietnam to Iraq, this Zen Master has seen it all] - Venkatesan Vembu, Daily News & Analysis
* [http://diydharma.org/audio/by/artist/thich_nhat_hanh Thich Nhat Hanh audio] from the [http://diydharma.org/ DIYDharma website]
* [http://www.onetheproject.com] interviewed in

NAME=Nhat Hanh
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Thich Nhat Hanh; Nhat Hanh, Thich; TNH
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Religious leader and peace activist
DATE OF BIRTH=October 11, 1926
PLACE OF BIRTH=Thừa Thiên, Central Vietnam

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