Thich Nhat Hanh turns 86 tomorrow, and the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, which supports his teaching and humanitarian efforts around the world, is gathering supporters to help wish him a happy birthday.
As of Wednesday, the Foundation has 952 monthly donors, and board members are hoping to surprise Thay with 1,000 supporters by tomorrow. Founded last fall, the Foundation has so far raised over $450,000 to support practice centers and monasteries in Europe and North America, and to fund humanitarian efforts and outreach programs throughout the world.
.“I know that for Thay, your practice is the greatest gift he could receive — but, I also know that maintaining and growing our community of mindfulness takes more than our diligent practice, it takes funding,” said Sister Chan Khong in a message to supporters.
You can visit the Foundation’s website and Facebook page for more information about their work, and to make a donation of any amount. For more from Thich Nhat Hanh from the Shambhala Sun, including teachings and interviews, see our Thich Nhat Hanh Spotlight Page.