On October 2016, Thich Nhat Hahn turned 90: the first biography of a spiritual guide.
Born on 11th October 1926 in Hue (Vietnam), Thich Nhat Hahn is the witness of his country's conflagration and of wars which devastate it. A monk at 16, this great Zen master doesn't separate political and social action from spiritual practices. By highlighting Masters' teachings, he stands against ponderousness of tradition and brings in some deep changes.
His compassion goes over any partisan outlook, his look embraces and never divides. His conception of “full
consciousness” applies both on humblest tasks and on his political conception of the world. In fact,
This first biography of the master reveals the wealth of his path: his engagement in Vietnam War, his friendship with Martin Luther King, his pacific fighting in support of boat-people or his held hand out to American veterans, but also the forcefulness of his spiritual legacy.
Bernard Baudouin is a specialist of religions, author of more than fifty books about great spiritual movements and beliefs. In Presses du Châtelet he published an Initiation to Buddhism and an anthology, The Big Book of Self-Knowing (Le Grand Livre de la connaissance de soi). Céline Chadelat is a journalist specialized in religions and spirituality.
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