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Buddhist Zen monk ThichNhatHanh passes away

Date: 24 January 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • One of the world’s most influential Buddhist monks, ThichNhatHanh, has died in Vietnam at the age of 95.
  • ThichNhatHanh lectured at Princeton and Columbia universities in the United States in the early 1960s.
  • He returned to Vietnam in 1963 to join a growing Buddhist opposition to the US-Vietnam War, demonstrated by self-immolation protests by several monks.
  • Towards the height of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, he met US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, whom he persuaded to speak out against the conflict.