Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Hạnh in 2006

Thích Nhất Hạnh (/ˈtɪk ˈnjʌt ˈhʌn/; born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France. He was born in Thừa Thiên Huế province, Vietnam.

He created the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. A long-term exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005. Nhất Hạnh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English.

On 11 November 2014, Nhất Hạnh was hospitalized with a severe brain hemorrhage. There are signs that a full recovery may be possible.[1][2]

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