Biography - A Short Wiki
Buddhist monk and peace activist who founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books. He was the creator of Engaged Buddhism movement and the Order of Interbeing. Throughout his life he fought against slavery, war and violence around the world, and was renowned for decades for his peaceful pursuits.
He entered the monastery of Từ Hiếu Temple when he was 16 years old. He graduated from Báo Quốc Buddhist Academy in Central Vietnam, and was ordained in 1951.
In 2013 he was the subject of the graphic novel “The Secret of the 5 Powers”.
How did Thich Nhat Hanh die?
Thich Nhat Hanh's death was caused by stroke.
He was 95. The death was announced by Plum Village, his organization of monasteries. He suffered a severe brain hemorrhage in 2014 that left him unable to speak, though he could communicate through gestures.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||95 years|
|Birthday||October 11, 1926|
|Death date||January 22, 2022|
|Place of death||Từ Hiếu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy."Thich Nhat Hanh
"In Buddhist culture, offering food to the monk symbolizes the action of goodness, and if you have no opportunity to support the practice of spirituality, then you are somehow left in the realm of darkness."Thich Nhat Hanh
"If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply."Thich Nhat Hanh
"Listening to and understanding our inner sufferings will resolve most of the problems we encounter."Thich Nhat Hanh
"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."Thich Nhat Hanh