On Teachers-Day I pay tributes to one of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. His students affectionately call him Thay (pronounced “Tay” or “Tie”), which is Vietnamese for “teacher.
In 1982 he founded Plum Village, a meditation community in exile in France, where he continues his work, teaches, writes, and gardens; and leads retreats worldwide on “the art of mindful living”.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. Dwelling in the present moment is, according to Nhat Hanh, the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.
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