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He will be remembered as the leader who plunged the country into unmitigated chaos
Thich Nhat Hanh leads a walking meditation in Paris.
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The late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularized the contemplative practice around the world.
Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh praying during a three-day requiem for the souls of Vietnam War victims in 2007.
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Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, which earned him a global following, gave simple instructions on mindfulness and emphasized how it could be practiced anytime, even when doing routine chores.
Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, holding a jewel between his folded hands.
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On World Kindness Day, a scholar of Buddhist studies explains its idea of compassion and the diverse ways to think about and express kindness.
The current dalai lama was enthroned when he was about 4 years old.
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For Tibetan Buddhists it is important that they are in charge of the selection process for the next dalai lama, but China wants to appoint its own.
International tourism dropped considerably to Thailand Buddhist temples as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thailand’s Buddhist temples, important centers of culture and commerce, rely on donations from international visitors. Because of a steep drop in tourism, these temples have been hit hard.
Buddhist monks pass packs of water after their devotees donated water to a temple in Bangkok.
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Monks in Thailand are increasingly providing food and other essential items for laypeople – a reversal of traditional roles.
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Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief during the coronavirus crisis. A scholar of Buddhism translates some Buddhist teachings into ways we can deal with uncertain times.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sits on his ceremonial chair at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India.
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Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and one of the most recognizable faces of Buddhism, the Dalai Lama has turned 84 and the question of a successor is pressing – and controversial.
Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
Rafiki was banned from cinemas by the Kenya Film Classification Board for promoting same-sex relationships.
A Kenyan film director sued her country’s film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.