About Thich Nhat Hanh


Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (also known as Thay) is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, known around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.

Thay teaches mindfulness within the context of ethics. Mindfulness is not a tool or instrument to get something else—whether that something is healing, success, wealth or winning. Rather, mindfulness is a path, an ethical way of living, and every step along that path can already bring happiness, freedom and wellbeing, to ourselves and others.

In 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a severe stroke. He currently resides at Từ Hiếu Temple in Vietnam where he ordained with his teacher when he was sixteen years old. He has expressed a wish to stay there for his remaining days. He comes out regularly in his wheelchair to visit the temple altars and to lead the sangha on walking meditation around the ponds and ancestral stupas.