Thich Nhat Hanh | @thichnhathanhsangha

“Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk, a teacher, and a peace activist. His students call him Thay, which means teacher. He became a monk at 16, inspired by the joy and serenity of Buddha. Buddhism teaches that people can overcome suffering by developing inner peace. Thay believed that Buddhist practices could also help end suffering in society, and he developed the idea of engaged Buddhism during the Vietnam War. The government of Vietnam was angry that Thay refused to take sides in the war and exiled him. He moved to France and began helping the refugees who fled Vietnam. He started a monastery there to teach others Buddhist practices. Life brings suffering, but Thay says that when we respond to suffering with compassion by bringing relief and hope, we, too can ‘be a Buddha.’

Consider:

What do you think it means to ‘be a Buddha’?”