Thich Nhat Hanh, Influential Zen Buddhist Monk, Dies At 95


Friday, January 21st 2022, 7:21 pm
By: Associated Press


HANOI, Vietnam -

Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died. He was 95.

A post on the monk’s verified Twitter page attributed to The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism says that Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay to his followers, died at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam.

Born as Nguyen Xuan Bao in 1926 and ordained at age 16, Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped guidance over a lifetime dedicated to working for peace.