Father of Mindfulness and the influential Zen Buddhist Monk “Thich Nhat Hanh” passed away

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After dedicating a lifetime to promote peace and compassion in the world, author, activist and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh left the planet for his heavenly abode, on 22nd January 2022.

  • Known as the Father of Mindfulness, he was born as Nguyen Xuan Bao in 1926. 
  • Ordained as a monk at the age of 16, he is now remembered fondly as one who introduced the concept of mindfulness to the West.
  • Hanh also authored more than a hundred books, including “The Miracle of Mindfulness” and “Peace Is Every Step”.
  • During the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Hanh had met civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the US, and also persuaded him to speak against the conflict. Subsequently, King nominated the monk for Nobel Peace Prize, describing him as, “an apostle of peace and non-violence.”

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