The great Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926–January 22, 2022) has been a constant source of inspiration for my mindfulness practice, and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, his teachings, and his Lifetime of Peace. He lived an extraordinary life by helping millions of people around the world find peace of mind. To honor his legacy, I would like to share with you a moving letter of condolence His Holiness the Dalai Lama sent on January 22, 2022.
The Dalai Lama writes:
I am saddened to learn that my friend and spiritual brother Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh has died. I offer my condolences to his followers in Vietnam and around the world.
In his peaceful opposition to the Vietnam war, his support for Martin Luther King and most of all his dedication to sharing with others not only how mindfulness and compassion contribute to inner peace, but also how individuals cultivating peace of mind contributes to genuine world peace, the Venerable lived a truly meaningful life.
I have no doubt the best way we can pay tribute to him is to continue his work to promote peace in the world.
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