Hahn says that writing calligraphy is like meditation. “In my calligraphy, there is ink, tea, breathing, mindfulness and concentration. I write words or sentences that can remind people to be mindful, to wake up.,"
Thich Nhat Hanh, maybe the second most well-known Buddhist after the Dali Lama, was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1949. During the Viet Nam War he worked to bring about a reconciliation between the north and the south. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He now lives in southern France where he founded Plum Village for monks and nuns.