Thích Nhất Hạnh discusses the Buddhist concept of Nirvana, fear, mindfulness and more in this short clip.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. A long-term exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005.
Thích Nhất Hạnh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. Nhat Hanh is active in the peace movement, promoting non-violent solutions to conflict and he also refrains from animal product consumption as a means of non-violence towards non-human animals.
On 11 November 2014, Nhất Hạnh experienced a severe brain hemorrhage and was brought to a hospital. On 3 January 2015 the doctors officially said that he was no longer in a coma and was able to recognize familiar faces. As of 19 February 2015 staff at a rehab facility has reported being able to communicate with Thich Nhat Hanh through eye and arm movement.