Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment– the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’ self and in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children’ stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. He has sold over three million books in America alone, some of the best-known being Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love and Anger.
Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Thich Nhat Hanh entered Tu Hieu Temple, in Hue city, as a novice monk at the age of sixteen. Now 88 years old, he continues to write, garden, practice and teach at Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery he founded in France. He travels widely to visit his various centers and lead retreats around the world. Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer in bringing Buddhism to the West, founding six monasteries and dozens of practice centers in America and Europe, as well as over 1,000 local mindfulness practice communities, known as ‘sanghas’. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.