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Influential Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, passes away aged 95 Updated: 2022-01-23 10:49:55 KST

One of the most influential Buddhist monks of our time Thich Nhat Hanh has died at the age of 95.
Also known as the "father of mindfulness" the Vietnamese monk reportedly passed away peacefully at the ( )Tu Hieu Temple in Vietnam on Saturday according to his organization Plum Village.
A peace activist who opposed the Vietnam War the monk most famously met with Dr. Martin Luther King to speak out against the conflict.
The monk spent decades in France after being exiled in the 1960s before going on to establish monasteries and meditation centers around the world, known as the Plum Village Tradition.
During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 books that were translated into more than 40 languages the latest one published in October of last year.
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