Thich Nhat Hanh
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who has been honored as Father of Awakening Consciousness, One of the World’s Most Influential Spiritual Leaders and pioneer of modern meditation practice “Thich Nhat Hanh” He is a Vietnamese Zen monk.
original name Nguyen Xuan Bao Born in Guangxi Province Central Vietnam on October 11, 1926. Later, 1942, he was ordained as a novice in Buddhism at the age of 16 at Tu Hue Temple, Hue, and was ordained as a monk at the age of 23 before leaving. Saigon to revive Buddhism and write articles This led to resistance from the leaders of Buddhist organizations and the government at that time.
1962, received a scholarship to study comparative religion from Princeton University, so went to the United States, after one year received a scholarship from Columbia University. but decided to return to Vietnam Continue the concept of Buddhism that serves society Established a youth school to serve society heal the damage of war
A Vietnamese monk came to international attention in 1966 while traveling to the West to campaign for peaceful means to end the Vietnam War. During his stay in America, he met Martin Luther King Jr., who supported his movement and was a Vietnamese monk nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thich Nhat Hanh is committed to reconciliation between America-sponsored South Vietnam. with communist North Vietnam And for this reason, the Vietnamese government refused his return. made it official to asylum in France He is a history teacher at the university. and build a hermitage outside Paris to write books and grow medicinal plants It continues to work for peace and refugees.
Year 1975 was established “Yam Ashram” north of france before moving to the south rename it “Plum Village” comes from the plum trees that grow all over the land. The best of Plum Village Expanded into an international plum village community in 31 countries such as France, Germany, America and Thailand.
Thich Nhat Hanh He was exiled from Vietnam for 39 years before returning in 2018 until January 22, 2022, to pass away peacefully at Tu Hiew Monastery in Hue, where he was a novice monk 80 years ago.
This Zen monk is regarded as the father of awakening consciousness. is a revolutionary in the mindfulness industry is a monk who teaches meditation practice and develop a method of mindfulness development in conjunction with mainstream clinical psychology principles. for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress
The important thing is the way of practice that is not separate from society. Each meditation community has its own way of practicing to help heal a world that is in crises of both the natural environment and social violence. starting from the practice of mindfulness and awareness self peace lifestyle change through everyday actions
And besides being a fighter for peace and the environment, he is also an important writer and poet. He has written over 100 books and has been translated into over 40 languages. Miracle of Consciousness, Peace at Every Step, Anger, Wisdom Extinguishes the Flame of Wrath, Teachings of Love and the last book, Zen and the Art of Saving the World