The World Changes

Sad news is spreading the globe today as revered teacher Thich Naht Hanh has passed away. it is still never pleasant to behold the changing of the world and the passing of an era.

There are few Buddhists in America who would not have heard of Thich Naht Hanh. He rose into the public view during the Vietnam War era and was a visible figure for peace and civil rights, working alongside other great figures like Martin Luther King, Jr, the Dalai Lama, Somdet Māhāgosananda, and more. He’s become a household name, through dhamma books, interviews, and through founding buddhist communities worldwide.

His ongoing focuses on mindfulness, compassion, and harmony have been the inspiration for innumerable groups to come together and practice the dharma.

To participate in the ongoing ceremonies to remember and celebrate his life and works, search for a center near you or check out the site for his lineage main monastery in France, Plum Village. The Plum Village Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh