A Case Study and the Manifestation of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vision of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

Dr. Phe Bach, Simon Brinkmann Robinson, Assoc. Prof. Dr. W. Edward Bureau

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This article discussed current literature on Buddhism and mindfulness.  It also analyzed the work of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that plays an effective role in and ultimately transforms the lives of individuals, families, and societies at large and ensures a more social justice with a culture of peace and non-violence.  His tireless and compassionate work has earned him a nomination for the Noble Peace Price. The practices and teachings of mindfulness of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh results in a profound transformation; it is a practical framework and blueprint for inner peace, individual and society change.  Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a selfless practitioner and the founder of Engaged Buddhism, the branch of Buddhism that seeks different ways to apply the Buddhadharma and insights from meditation practice to bring about a positive transformation socially, politically, environmentally, and economically.

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