You may well have seen social-media updates that indicated that Vietnamese Zen master and mindfulness pioneer Thich Nhat Hanh, turning 94 on October 11, had ceased eating. We’re happy to report that, according to his Plum Village community website today, the news is far better than that. Though his health has been compromised since he had his stroke almost six years ago, the monks and nuns of Plum Village report:
We are happy to confirm that Thay’s health currently remains stable, thanks to the love and care of his medical team and monastic attendants. There is no immediate cause for concern. The elder brothers who are traveling from Thay’s international centers to see Thay have arrived safely in Vietnam and are now in quarantine, and are looking forward to seeing Thay soon.
The full post has more detail and includes a link to “A Gift for Thay” (that’s the name by which his followers affectionately refer to him), which is a page where you can share your stories of, and as a gift to, Thich Nhat Hanh for his birthday.