In Memoriam – Thich Nhat Hanh

On January 22nd, 2022, beloved Vietnamese Zen Master and path-blazing pioneer of Engaged Buddhism Ven. Thich Naht Hahn passed away peacefully at Tui Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam.

Since their first meeting in 1975, Thich Naht Hanh’s inspirational synthesis of Buddhist pratice and social action has exercised a profound influence on Sulak Sivaraksa’s vision of a Socially Engaged Buddhism – ultimately leading to INEB’s founding in 1989 and Thay’s continually supportive patronage.

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The 27th SEM Lecture

In Memoriam – Thich Nhat Hanh

In Memoriam – Thich Nhat Hanh

On January 22nd, 2022, beloved Vietnamese Zen Master and path-blazing pioneer of Engaged Buddhism Ven. Thich Naht Hahn passed away peacefully at Tui Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam.

Since their first meeting in 1975, Thich Naht Hanh’s inspirational synthesis of Buddhist pratice and social action has exercised a profound influence on Sulak Sivaraksa’s vision of a Socially Engaged Buddhism – ultimately leading to INEB’s founding in 1989 and Thay’s continually supportive patronage.

Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival

Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival

The Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival presents a curated program of over 30 films from or about Myanmar (Burma), plus daily live talks featuring prominent activists and observers. Net proceeds from this festival will go to grassroots humanitarian...

Buddhist Heritage of Gandhara, Pakistan

Buddhist Heritage of Gandhara, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf Khan Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan ashrafarchaelogist@hotmail.com Pakistan is an important region in South Asia since ancient time. It served as a pivotal point of Buddhism from centuries that’s...

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