Thich Nhat Hahn passed on today, January 22, 2022. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I’m happy for him, although I will also miss him. It is his Parinirvana, his final and perfect liberation. I feel deeply at peace right now. I often imagine the conflicts and hurt feelings I have with many people. But since Thich passed, I feel that the best way to free myself from that unnecessary pain is to completely release those painful internal images. Because it’s not ‘them’ anyway—it’s me. So I’m releasing my own inner pain.
I have been inspired by Thuy’s example of engaged Buddhism for many years, decades before I became a Buddhist. Since Thuy passed, I am more committed to peace than ever.
When the engaged Mahayana transcends the world, she/he/they take the whole world with them.
If you love dharma culture and want to create more, jump into membership in Engage! Dharma Culture Club as a monthly patron. Through Dharma Culture Club, you’ll connect with other dharma culture creators, learn from and inspire each other.
Thank you for your succinct tribute to one of the enlightened human beings by quoting from the master, whose name I shall also present here more properly than that which is often seen as “Thich Nhat Hanh”:
– Thích Nhất Hạnh
Quoting Elizabeth Thornton as follows:
Being present in the moment with awareness and (engaged) mindfulness is a topic that I have quite a lot to convey in a highly engaging and expansive post entitled “🦅 SoundEagle in Best Moment Award from Moment Matters 🔖🏆” published at
The said post opens with this paragraph:
Needless to say, we shall continue to remember and learn from the enormous contributions and miss the presence of a truly great human being such as Thích Nhất Hạnh, the master who has recently departed.
Wishing you a mindful and suitably productive week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, both intellectually and spiritually!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful wisdom with us.