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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the Vietnam War his work for peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. He was exiled as a result of his work for peace but continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees. He has written more than 100 books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He now lives in France where he founded a Buddhist community and meditation centre.
"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth" * His Holiness the Dalai Lama *
"The first book to awaken a mainstream readership to the subject of mindfulness - a testimony to the power of Thich Nhat Hanh's elegant and profound teaching." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living
"Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West, a rare combination of mystic, poet, scholar and activist." * Joanne Macy, author of World As Lover, World AS Self *
"Beautifully written and a must-read.'" * Good Housekeeping *