Thich Nhat Hanh has Left

The Buddha

Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has left this mortal coil. Perhaps the second most famous Buddhist in the world, after the Dalai Lama, Hanh was 95. He suffered a stroke in 2014. The government of Vietnam allowed him to return there and spend the rest of his life in his home country.

Hanh originated and defined “engaged Buddhism,” or the idea that Buddhists can and should engage with the important political and…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.