Nhat Hanh's approach has been to combine a variety of traditional Zen teachings with insights from other Mahayana Buddhist traditions, methods from Theravada Buddhism, and ideas from Western psychology—to offer a modern light on meditation practice. Hanh's presentation of the Prajñāpāramitā in terms of "interbeing" has doctrinal antecedents in the Huayan school of thought, which "is often said to provide a philosophical foundation" for Zen.
Greg_the_poet wrote:Where exactly does Thich Nhat Hanh's Buddhism lie? He's often described as a Zen master yet he doesn't come across as Zen. He mixes his teachings with Theravada Sutta's and Pure land teachings as well. Is Vietnamese Buddhism like this in general or has TNH pretty much invented a new inclusive tradition?
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