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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the Vietnam War his work for peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. He was exiled as a result of his work for peace but continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees. He has written more than 100 books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He now lives in France where he founded a Buddhist community and meditation centre.
"One of the best available introductions to the wisdom and beauty
of meditation practice." * New Age Journal *
"Thich Nhat Hanh's ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity."
"He has immense presence and both personal and Buddhist authority. If there is a candidate for 'Living Buddha' on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh."
"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth" * His Holiness the Dalai Lama *
"The first book to awaken a mainstream readership to the subject of mindfulness - a testimony to the power of Thich Nhat Hanh's elegant and profound teaching." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living