Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk who introduced mindfulness to the West, prepares to die

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Thich Nhat Hanh, the monk who popularized mindfulness in the West, has returned home to Vietnam to enjoy the rest of his life.

  • Brooke Schedneck
  • The Conversation

Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old, who has retired to a Buddhist temple outside Hue.

This thoughtful and accepting approach to his own failing health seems fitting for the popular Buddhist teacher, whose followers include a thousand Buddhist communities around the world and millions more who have read his books.

For everyone, his teachings encourage being present in the…

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