To Teacher, with Love

I feel compelled to share this article with you as it involves a much beloved man, a teacher I’ve come to adore and appreciate through delving into Buddhist practices. I practice it’s teachings regarding mindfulness, meditation, awareness, compassion and loving-kindness or “maitri” in Tibetan (I chose mama/maitri to remind myself to be lovingly kind to my self and thus to others 🙂 ), a constant practice to be sure. Hopefully we are ever learning and growing. My definition of a true death is to cease to be curious, cease to learn. Thich, I send you loving, healing white light as you go through this new journey. May your good health revive anew in due time. Thank you David, for writing and sharing this beautyfull tribute with us. I feel blessed to find you here. Namaste.


We need to be aware of the suffering, but retain our clarity, calmness and strength so we can help transform the situation. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

thay-smiles thay-smiles, upon arrival at his root temple, Tue Hue, in VietNam, 2007 ~d nelson

Breathing in a calm breath I pass on the news that on November 11th 2014 Thay (endearing Vietnamese term for “teacher”), Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage, and for a period, falling into coma. According to Plum Village Monastery, Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples. At present, Thay is still very responsive and shows every indication of being aware of the presence of those around him. He is able to move his feet, hands and eyes. There are signs that a full recovery may be possible. It has been asked that, besides compassionate prayers and meditations, the best way to…

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