Saturday, November 2, 2013

Oprah Talks with Thich Nhat Hanh

Teaching Buddhism? Here's a great introduction to the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat from Oprah Winfrey.

Martin Luther King nominated Thich Nhat Hahn for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his work trying to reconcile north and south Vietnam. Denied permission to return to Viet Nam after the Paris Peace Accords, he founded a Buddhist retreat in 1982 in southern France called Plum Village. It is a monastery for both Buddhist monks and nuns. He has spent much of his time trying to spread Buddhist thought around the world.

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