Thich Nhat Hanh, who first came into prominence for his civil disobedience against the Vietnam War, will arrive in Vancouver in early August to lead a five-day residential retreat at the University of B.C. and give a public talk.
Hanh, who is almost as well known as the Dalai Lama, is among the world's most respected meditation teachers and peace activists. He was banished from Vietnam in 1966 and not allowed to return until 2005.
"One of the best known spiritual teachers in the West, the monk, scholar and author is a politically and spiritually inspirational figure to many," says the book, Spiritual Leaders Who Changed the World (Skylight Paths).
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