Many of us are interested in making meditation, mindfulness, and peace a part of our lives.
One of the most well-known proponents of mindfulness in the world today is Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. He is 93 years old and lives in Plum Village, in Southwestern France. He was born in Vietnam and became a novice monk at age 16. Thich Nhat Hanh has spent his life teaching, writing, and giving talks about mindfulness.
Thich Nhat Hanh is pronounced "Tik · N'yat · Hawn" (but because Vietnamese is a tonal language, this is only a close approximation to an English pronounciation). His students call him Thay (pronounced "Tay" or "Tie").
Thich Nhat Hanh and his practitioners at Plum Village have published more than 100 books and audiobooks. We compiled a list of St. Tammany Parish Library items and external websites by and about Thich Nhat Hanh. Please contact a St. Tammany Parish Library reference librarian, opens a new window if you need help getting any of the items on the list:
"'Our biggest fear,' says poet and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, 'is that we will become nothing when we die. If we think that we cease to exist when we die, we have not looked very deeply at ourselves.' It is possible to live every day without being afraid of what will happen when we die. Through a close examination of who we are, how we exist, and how we live, we can conquer our fears to live a freer and happier life. Through stories and lucid teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh brings peace of mind to a difficult subject and shows us how to live a happier life, free of fear."