Thich Hahn Research Paper

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Thich Nhat Hahn is a known as global spiritual leader and peace activist from central Vietnam (Thich Nhat Hahn, http://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/). Thich Nhat Hahn was born in 1926 and became a monk at the age of 16. Thich Nhat Hahn specializes in mindfulness while living happily in the present. Thich Nhat Hahn has “published over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism” (Thich Nhat Hahn, Plum Village). He has also founded “six monasteries and dozens of practice centers in American and Europe, as well as over 1,000 local mindfulness practices communities” (Thich Nhat Hahn, Plum Village). In the 1950’s Thich Nhat Hahn joined a movement to renew Vietnamese Buddhism (Thich Nhat Hahn, Plum Village) and in the early 60’s he lead a non-violent resistant movement. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey Thich Nhat Hahn explains the situation when…show more content…
Thich Nhat Hahn said in his interview with Oprah that with compassion is smiling, laughing and deep listening. “Listen for one purpose to help him/her to open heart and feel better, suffer less” (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn says that it is best to openly listen and to hold your comments and input for another time (Oprah Interview). Thich Nhat Hahn believes that we can end war by communication and by trying to understand others point of views and concerns (Oprah Interview). Another point that stood out to me in Thich Nhat Hahn interview with Oprah was when he says, “anger is energy used to act, acts of wrong things, compassion is better” (Oprah Interview). How you response to an event can persuade the outcome of the entire situation. If you go into the discussion with anger, there will most likely be a negative outcome. However, attending a discussion with an open and more positive matter can result in a more understanding and equally happy
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