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Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh dead

The monastic group that he based, Plum Village, introduced the information on their website.

Plum Village mentioned Thich Nhat Hanh handed away “peacefully” on Saturday morning native time.

“Thay [Thich Nhat Hanh] has been the most extraordinary teacher, whose peace, tender compassion, and bright wisdom has touched the lives of millions,” the Plum Village assertion mentioned.

“Whether we have encountered him on retreats, at public talks, or through his books and online teachings — or simply through the story of his incredible life — we can see that Thay [Thich Nhat Hanh] has been a true bodhisattva, an immense force for peace and healing in the world,” it mentioned.

Thich Nhat Hanh traveled to the US in 1961 to show comparative faith at Princeton University. Later that decade, he lectured at Cornell and Colombia University, the place he continued to unfold a message of peace and lobbied Western leaders to finish the Vietnam War, Plum Village mentioned.

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, calling him “an Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” However, no Nobel Peace Prize was awarded that 12 months.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s mission of opposing the battle led to each North Vietnam and South Vietnam denying him to the correct to return to both nation for many years.

He was exiled for 39 years and was solely given the permission to return to his homeland in 2005.

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