January 30, 2022

Meditation and the Death of Thich Nhat Hanh

 Thich Nhat Hanh the Zen master, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, teacher, author and poet died on January 22, 2022.  

This hit me hard. 

I learned to love his books and mindfulness movement. 

I learned how to do walking meditation by reading his book.

I looked for and found a sangha when I lived in Charlotte. 

I learned so much during that time of meditation and peacefulness. 

I even got to the point of seeing the blue dot which is the ultimate moment of meditation. 

I'm not sure I could have gotten to that place without studying Thich Nhat Hanh. 

His mellow voice.  The use of the bell. The teaching. The books. 

Now that he is on the other side...although I think he's been there before...the world seems more expansive and peaceful. Can't explain why or how but as I type this his essence is aware.