U.S. President Barack Obama, in Hanoi, Vietnam today, addressed that nation’s people with remarks that included a reference to the Zen master, Engaged Buddhism advocate, and lifelong anti-war activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. And as Vietnam has transformed, so has the relationship between our two nations. We learned a lesson taught by the venerable Thich Nhat […]
In 1963, Vietnamese Buddhists accused Allen Ginsberg of espionage. “He said he was a poet and a little crazy and that he liked Buddhists,” a spokesman of the group told reporters.
The Patriarch of Vietnamese Buddhism, Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh, passed away last week on the day before his 98th birthday.
Thich Nhat Hanh personally knows how we all suffer. Yet, he teaches, every single one of us has the capacity to transform our suffering.
In this exclusive interview, Thich Nhat Hanh sheds light on a little-known Buddhist master, and explains how the Buddha is always teaching.
Vietnam’s Thich Quang Duc has been honored with a new statue.
From the Deer Park Monastery website comes a new statement from Thich Nhat Hanh regarding the ongoing crisis for the monastics of Bat Nha.
Without question, this week’s theme is “the movies”: A Tibetan filmmaker is sentenced to a long prison stretch for making a film about discontent within his homeland, a Hollywood star puts in a meaningful appearance at Bodh Gaya, a film festival becomes a flashpoint for U.S.-China tensions, and Burma VJ continues its awards season sweep. […]
“Flip-flopping” and anniversaries head-up this week’s news stories. On the one hand, Burma’s ruling military junta has been taking steps that would seem to suggest that they are responding to pressure to respect human rights and democratize the country. On the other hand, they’ve also been doing things that seem to suggest resistance to such […]
On the Buddhism Beat: Climate change—discussions about it, and its devastating effects in parts of the Buddhist world—lead this news.