The Passing of Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear friends, 

In case you haven’t yet heard, it is with deep sadness but also tremendous gratitude for his beautiful life that I share the news of Thich Nhat Hanh’s death. Coming so near to Jim Forest’s passing, it feels like we are seeing the greatest lights of a generation pass into beloved memory and rebirth.  

Like so many others, I’ve been teaching Thay’s work and learning from him for 30 years. Today I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. Much like Jim Forest, I know that his writings have touched innumerable souls. Even today, before hearing this news, I led my freshmen students in a meditation from his book “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching,” and feel sure he was with us. What a privilege to learn from such a teacher as Thay!

Here is a wonderful article about his life and death.

May he rest eternally in peace. 

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