Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:11 am

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Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- ) was born in Vietnam and trained in the Zen tradition. He has written over 100 Dharma books and has opened monasteries around the world. He started the Order of Interbeing which has a special emphasis on social engagement work (charities, environmentalism, anti-war). His tradition blends Zen with Theravada mindfulness and western psychology. He was nominated for the Noble Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his work against wars.

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:16 am

Greetings,

There is a documentary on TNH.... has anyone seen it? Is it any good?

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby thecap » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:14 pm

Which documentary are you referring to?

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby Eternal Spirit » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:43 am

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Dearest The Cap

I adore Thich Nhat Hanh. Living Buddha, Living Christ and No Death, No Fear.

There is no death. Thich Nhat Hanh is an eternal Buddha.

:namaste:

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:06 am

Greetings thecap,

thecap wrote:Which documentary are you referring to?


Peace Is Every Step
http://freedomroadproject.blogspot.com/ ... -step.html

Incidentally, that site seems to have a link to the full documentary online.

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby Luke » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:56 pm

Retro, thanks so much for posting the link for that documentary about Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. It was beautiful and extraordinary. I couldn't help but shed tears as I watched it. Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh said everything I had ever wanted to say about compassion as it relates to Buddhism. He's truly inspiring, and I should learn more about him.

I agree with what the video said about how it's unhealthy for activists to feel so much anger. In college, I had always wanted to get involved with positive causes, but I always felt so uncomfortable with the hostile people in those groups. Ven. TNH warns us all of the pitfalls of uncontrolled anger.

I hope he has a long life which is full of joy.
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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby floating_abu » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:47 pm

Plum Village is Thay's main webpage I believe :twothumbsup:

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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Postby TheLionSleeps » Mon May 11, 2009 7:14 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

There is a documentary on TNH.... has anyone seen it? Is it any good?

Metta,
Retro. :)


I got to see 'Peace is Every Step' at the Buddhist Film Festival held here in Melbourne last year. Hearing his account of the experiences he went through during the Vietnam war, and seeing his lectures to war veterans and environmental activists was very worthwhile.


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