Born in 1926, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading meditation teachers. His life and teachings have deeply influenced millions of people. He joined the monkhood at the age of 16. Exiled from Vietnam, he traveled to the U.S. where he made the case for peace. Martin Luther King, Jr nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has published more than 100 books. Nhat Hanh offers a practice of “mindfulness” that is beneficial for people of all faiths, by helping us resist and transform the speed and violence of our modern society.
He has also been a leader in the Engaged Buddhism movement (he coined the term), promoting the individual’s active role in creating change.