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THICH NHAT HANH


Thich Nhat Hanh


year of birth : 1926 | place of birth : The Tien, VIETNAM

nationality : Vietnamese | occupation : Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist 

teacher/guru : Master Thich Chan That

website :  www.plumvillage.org 

“ When another person makes you suffer,

it is because he suffers deeply within himself,

and his suffering is spilling over.

He does not need punishment; he needs help.

That's the message he is sending.”

 

“ People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.

Out of a fear of the unknown,

they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

 

“ People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle is

not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize:

a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child

--our own two eyes. All is a miracle ”

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

" The Miracle of Mindfulness " ... " Living Buddha, Living Christ " ... " The heart of the Buddha's teaching " ... " The Heart of Understanding " ... " Being Peace " ... " You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment " ... " Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children " ... " Walking Meditation " ... " Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm " ... " Making Space: Creating a Home Meditation Practice " ... " Going Home " ... " Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life " ... " Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child " ... " Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha " ... " Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames " ... " Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism  " ... " The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion " ... " Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices " ... " Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go: Waking Up to Who You Are " ...  " Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day " ... " The Novice: A Story of True Love " ... " The raft is not the shore " ... " Stepping Into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training " ... " Love Letter to the Earth " ... " Awakening of the Heart: Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries " ... " Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts " ... " Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives " ... " Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life " ... " A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles " ... " Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living " ... " Answers from the Heart: Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions " ... " Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change " ... " Present moment, wonderful moment " ... " No Death, No Fear " ... " Two Treasures: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening and True Happiness " ... " The Sun My Heart " ... " Under the Rose Apple Tree " ... " Teachings on Love " ... " The Dragon Prince " ... " For a Future to Be Possible: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life " ... " Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems " ... " The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings " ... " The world we have " ... " Breathe: A Journal " ... " Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society " ... " Finding Our True Home: Living in the Pure Land Here and Now " ... " The stone boy and other stories " ... " The Art of Communicating " ... " How to Sit " ... " The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh " ... " Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present " ... " Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions " ... " The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice " ... " Be Free Where You Are " ... " The Art of Power " ... " Understanding Our Mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology " ... " Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness " ... " The Bells of Mindfulness " ... " A Love Letter To The Planet " ... " A Pebble for Your Pocket " ... " Breathe, You Are Alive: The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing " ... " Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration " ... " The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation " ... " The Blooming of a Lotus " ... " Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone " ...  " Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice " ... " Joyfully Together: The Art of Building a Harmonious Community " ... " How to Eat " ... " Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment " ... " The Path of Emancipation: Talks from a 21-Day mindfullness retreat " ... " For a Future to be Possible " ... " No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering " ...  " Zen Battles: Modern Commentary on the Teachings of Master Linji " ... " Cultivating the Mind of Love " ... " Path of Compassion: Stories from the Buddha's Life " ...  " Friends on the Path: Living Spiritual Communities " ...   Creating True Peace " ... " Fragrant Palm Leaves: " ... " The Coconut Monk " ... " My Master's Robe: Memories of a Novice Monk " ... " Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire " ... " Keeping the Peace:  Mindfulness and Public Service " ... " Touching the Earth " ... " One Buddha is Not Enough: A Story of Collective Awakening " ... " I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 Years of Plum Village  Life " ... " Under the Banyan Tree: Overcoming Fear and Sorrow " ... " How to Love " ... " Thundering Silence: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake " ... " Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism " ... " Freedom Wherever We Go: A Buddhist Monastic Code for the Twenty-first Century " ... " The Pine Gate " ... " Work " ... " The Moon Bamboo " ... " Opening the Heart of the Cosmos: Insights on the Lotus Sutra " ... " Hermitage Among the Clouds: An Historical Novel of Fourteenth Century Vietnam " ... " Peaceful Action, Open Heart: Lessons from the Lotus Sutra " ... " Beyond the Self: Teachings on the Middle Way "  

Thich NhatHanh  is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. A long-term exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005.

Nhat Hanh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. NhatHanh is active in the peace movement, promoting non-violent solutions to conflict.

In 1956, he was named editor-in-chief of Vietnamese Buddhism, the periodical of the Unified Vietnam Buddhist Association. In the following years he founded Press, the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and the School of Youth for Social Service (SYSS), a neutral corps of Buddhist peace workers who went into rural areas to establish schools, build healthcare clinics, and help re-build villages.

NhatHanh is now recognized as a Dharmacharya and as the spiritual head of the THiu Temple and associated monasteries. On May 1, 1966 at THiu Temple, Thich Nhat Hanh received the "lamp transmission", making him a Dharmacharya or Dharma Teacher, from Master Chân That.

In 1969, NhatHanh was the delegate for the Buddhist Peace Delegation at the Paris Peace talks. When the Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973, ThichNhatHanh was denied permission to return to Vietnam and he went into exile in France. From 1976-1977 he led efforts to help rescue Vietnamese boat people in the Gulf of Siam, eventually stopping under pressure from the governments of Thailand and Singapore. Establishing the Order of Interbeing Deer Park Monastery in California.

Thich Nhat Hanh is often referred to as "Thay" (Vietnamese: Thay, "master; teacher") or Thay Nhat Hanh by his followers. Nhat Hanh, along with Alfred Hassler and Sister Chan Khong, became the subject of a graphic novel entitled The Secret of the 5 Powers in 2013.

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