2,453/km 2 (6,350/sq mi) Climate. Am. Website. huecity.gov.vn. Huế ( Vietnamese: [hwě] ( listen)) is the capital of Thừa Thiên Huế Province in central Vietnam and was the capital of Đàng Trong from 1738 to 1775 and of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. The city served as the administrative capital for the Nguyễn ...
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Nhất Hạnh was born on October 11, 1926, into a large family in the ancient imperial capital of Huế in Central Vietnam. He was born as Nguyen Xuan Bao. His father, Nguyễn Đình Phúc, was from Thành Trung village in the province of Thừa Thiên, Huế, and was an official for land reform in the Imperial Administration under the French. His mother, Trần Thị Dĩ, was from Gio Linh District in the neighboring province of Quảng Trị. He was the second-youngest of their six children, with three older brothers, an elder sister, and a younger brother. He lived until age five with his extended family, including uncles, aunts, and cousins, at the home of his paternal grandmother. Nhất Hạnh had many names in his lifetime. As a boy, he received a formal family name (Nguyễn Đình Lang) to register for school, but was known by his nickname (Bé Em). When he first entered the temple he received a spiritual name as an aspirant for the monkhood (Điệu Sung); when he received the Five Precepts and formally beca...
At age 16, Nhất Hạnh entered the monastery at nearby Từ Hiếu Temple, where his primary teacher was Zen Master Thanh Quý Chân Thật. A graduate of Báo Quốc Buddhist Academy in Central Vietnam, Nhất Hạnh received training in Vietnamese traditions of Mahayana Buddhism, as well as Vietnamese Thiền, and received full ordination as a Bhikkhuin 1951. In 1961, Nhất Hạnh went to study at the Princeton Theological Seminary, and was subsequently appointed lecturer in Buddhism at Columbia University. By then he had gained fluency in French, Classical Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali and English, in addition to his native Vietnamese. In 1963, he returned to Vietnam to aid his fellow monks in their nonviolent peace efforts. On May 1, 1966, at Từ Hiếu Temple, he received the "lamp transmission" from Zen Master Chân Thật, making him a dharmacharya (teacher).Nhất Hạnh is now the spiritual head of the Từ Hiếu Pagoda and associated monasteries.
Lá Bối Press
Two of Nhất Hạnh's students founded La Boi Press with a grant from Ngo Van Hieu in 1964. Within two years, the press published 12 books, but by 1966, the publishers risked arrest and jail because the word "peace" was taken to mean communism.The press website says it is temporarily closed as of 2022.
Vạn Hanh Buddhist University
Nhất Hạnh founded the Vạn Hanh Buddhist University, a private institution that taught Buddhist studies, Vietnamese culture, and languages, in Saigon. He taught Buddhist psychology and prajnaparamitaliterature there.
School of Youth for Social Service
Nhất Hạnh founded the School of Youth for Social Service (SYSS), a neutral corps of Buddhist peace workers who went into rural areas to establish schools, build healthcare clinics, and help rebuild villages. He left for the U.S. shortly afterwards, leaving Sister Chân Không in charge of the SYSS. It was a result of Engaged Buddhism to promote mindfulness and self-healing during Vietnam War. After founding SYSS and leaving for the U.S., Nhất Hạnh was not allowed to return to Vietnam. Chân Khôn...
Nhất Hạnh's approach has been to combine a variety of teachings of Early Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhist traditions of Yogācāra and Zen, and ideas from Western psychology to teach mindfulness of breathing and the four foundations of mindfulness, offering a modern light on meditation practice. His presentation of the Prajnaparamita in terms of "interbeing" has doctrinal antecedents in the Huayan school of thought,which "is often said to provide a philosophical foundation" for Zen. Nhất Hạnh comple...
Names applied to him
The Vietnamese name Thích (釋) is from "Thích Ca" or "Thích Già" (釋迦, "of the Shakya clan"). All Buddhist monastics in East Asian Buddhism adopt this name as their surname, implying that their first family is the Buddhist community. In many Buddhist traditions, there is a progression of names a person can receive. The first, the lineage name, is given when a person takes refuge in the Three Jewels. Nhất Hạnh's lineage name is Trừng Quang (澄光, "Clear, Reflective Light"). The next is a dharma na...
Declaration of religious leaders against modern-day slavery
In 2014, major Jewish, Islamic (Muslim), Hindu, Buddhist, Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders met to sign a shared commitment against modern-day slavery; the declaration they signed calls for the elimination of slavery and human trafficking by 2020. Nhất Hạnh was represented by Chân Không.A Pebble for Your Pocket, Full Circle Publishing, 2001, ISBN 81-7621-188-5Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, Riverhead Trade, 2002, ISBN 1-57322-937-7At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life, with Jason Deantonis (Illustrator), Parallax Press, 2016, ISBN 1941529429The Moon Bamboo, Parallax Press, 1989, ISBN 0938077201
Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. nominated Nhất Hạnh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. The prize was not awarded that year.Nhất Hạnh was awarded the Courage of Conscience award in 1991. Nhất Hạnh received 2015's Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award. In November 2017, the Education University of Hong Kongconferred an honorary doctorate upon Nhất Hạnh for his "lifelong contributions to the promotion of mindfulness, peace and happiness across the world". As he was unable to attend the ceremony in Hong Kong, a simple ceremony was held on August 29, 2017, in Thailand, where John Lee Chi-kin, vice-president (academic) of EdUHK, presented the honorary degree certificate and academic gown to Nhất Hạnh on the university's behalf.
Nhất Hạnh has been featured in many films, including The Power of Forgiveness, shown at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival. He also appears in the 2017 documentary Walk with Me directed by Marc J Francis and Max Pugh, and supported by Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Filmed over three years, Walk With Me focuses on the Plum Village monastics' daily life and rituals, with Benedict Cumberbatch narrating passages from "Fragrant Palm Leaves" in voiceover. The film was released...
Along with Alfred Hassler and Chân Không, Nhất Hạnh is the subject of the 2013 graphic novel The Secret of the 5 Powers.
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