Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926-2022
With every step, a flower blooms.
— THICH NHAT HANH
The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, at 00:00hrs on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. We invite our global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, to come back to our mindful breathing, as we together hold Thay in our hearts in peace and loving gratitude for all he has offered the world. More official news will be coming shortly.
Please do not build a stupa for me. Please do not put my ashes in a vase, lock me inside, and limit who I am. I know this will be difficult for some of you. If you must build a stupa though, please make sure that you put a sign on it that says, ‘I am not in here.’ In addition, you can also put another sign that says, ‘I am not out there either,’ and a third sign that says, ‘If I am anywhere, it is in your mindful breathing and in your peaceful steps.’
— THICH NHAT HANH
For more information from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, Plum Village Monastery, Parallax Press, and the Plum Village App sign up to receive The Raft, a special bi-weekly series assembled by the team to help keep you grounded and connected, and to inspire your mindfulness practice. Sign up here.
This week, January 24-29, 2022 they are also sending regular updates on Thich Nhat Hanh’s memorial ceremonies. You can also find the schedule of ceremonies on this page.
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