Thich Nhat Hanh

Memories of a Young Buddhist Spy

By Laura Hassler the pine gate closeda scintillating arrowleaves thetrembling string air ripsthe sun explodesorange blossoms fall, fall cover the yardThere is the shadowof infinity nhat hanh Written for Laura Hassler upon her return from Vietnam Judy Forilla was my

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An Indelible Encounter

by Jim Forest In 1968, I was traveling with Thich Nhat Hanh on a Fellowship tour during which there were meetings with church and student groups, senators, journalists, professors, business people, and (blessed relief) a few poets. Almost everywhere he

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A Bird’s Eye View of Thich Nhat Hanh

by Paul Dekar Renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, born on October 11, 1926 in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam, author of over a hundred books, has bestowed upon us all an enormous gift of interconnection with one’s

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Spiritual Activist

“Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate.” – Buddha (from the Dhammapada) With an iconic figure such as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose brief life shook

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Revolutionary Nonviolence and Dialectical Thinking

By Matt Meyer   Dialectics can help sharpen our strategies, intensify our struggles, and push us past seemingly intractable odds. Simply put, dialectics are the ways in which our many truths and definitions of the world—including and sometimes especially our

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