Thich Nhat Hanh Was One of the Great Spiritual and Activist Teachers of Our Time. Rest in Love, Dear Brother!

By Tim Hjersted / filmsforaction.org
Jan 22, 2022
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Thich Nhat Hanh Was One of the Great Spiritual and Activist Teachers of Our Time. Rest in Love, Dear Brother!

Beloved teacher, activist, and Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh, has died peacefully at 95.

I first discovered Thich Nhat Hanh's writings when I was 23. Teachings On Love changed my life and was a huge inspiration for the creation of Films For Action. His teachings on compassionate and love-centered activism remain a core pillar of my philosophy and the philosophy of FFA. He's been a spiritual father and a mentor for me ever since, and will continue to live on in me and millions of others.

Rest in love, dear brother! Thank you for all the light you brought into this world.

Deep bow. 

 

Below are some of my favorite writings and videos by him, from our library.

The Four Mantras of True Presence
Thich Nhat Hanh · These simple mantras can help us overcome suffering
Thich Nhat Hanh: No Enemies
Thich Nhat Hanh · Without communication, no real understanding can be possible. But be sure that you can communicate with yourself first. If you cannot communicate with yourself, how do you expect to communicate with another person? Love is the same. If...
The Art of Communicating: Thich Nhat Hanh
198 min · Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected and celebrated teachers in the world.
We Need a Revolution; It Starts with Falling in Love with Earth
Thich Nhat Hanh · This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
Thich Nhat Hanh: Understanding is the Key To Creating a World Without Enemies
5 min · This is a short excerpt from Peacemaking.
Thich Nhat Hanh on Loosening the Knots of Anger
Thich Nhat Hanh · Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves.
Thich Nhat Hanh - Being Love: Teachings to Cultivate Awareness and Intimacy
73 min · Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences and core concepts, Thich Nhat Hanh offers step-by-step practices that foster understanding and intimacy in any kind of relationship: between lovers, parents and children, even...
The Four Qualities of True Love
Thich Nhat Hanh · HAPPINESS IS ONLY POSSIBLE WITH TRUE LOVE. True love has the power to heal and transform the situation around us and bring a deep meaning to our lives. There are people who understand the nature of true love and how to generate and...
True Justice Should Have Compassion in It
Thich Nhat Hanh · I believe that true justice should have compassion in it. When someone does something harmful, destructive, the destruction is done not only to the person who is the victim, but it is also done to the person who has committed the...
Thich Nhat Hanh On Seeing Ourselves In All Beings and All Beings In Us
Thich Nhat Hanh · An excerpt from his book "No Death, No Fear."
Do You Have Time to Love?
Thich Nhat Hanh · The greatest gift you can offer loved ones is your true presence.

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Tim Hjersted
Co-Founder & Director
Lawrence, KS