Thich Nhat Hanh is a well-known Vietnamese Zen master, teacher, author, and peace activist who has had a significant influence on the development of Buddhism in Vietnam and around the world. He was born in 1926 in the central province of Thua Thien Hue in Vietnam and was ordained as a monk at the age of 16.
Thich Nhat Hanh has played a key role in the development of the Engaged Buddhism movement, which combines traditional Buddhist teachings with social activism and social service. He is the founder of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, which is a network of monasteries, practice centers, and social service organizations that follow the teachings of the Buddha and work for peace and social justice.
Throughout his life, Thich Nhat Hanh has been an advocate for peace and reconciliation, and has worked to bring an end to the conflicts and divisions that have plagued Vietnam and other countries. In 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. for his efforts to bring an end to the Vietnam War.
In addition to his work as a teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh is also the author of many books on Buddhism and mindfulness, including “The Miracle of Mindfulness,” “Peace is Every Step,” and “The Art of Power.” His teachings have inspired many people around the world to live more mindful and compassionate lives.