SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
‘Smile, breathe and go slowly.’
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thích Nhất Hạnh was born October 11, 1926 in Viet Nam. He is a Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist living in exile in France.
Nhat Hanh has become an important influence in the development of Western Buddhism. His teachings and practices aim to appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds, intending to offer mindfulness practices for more Western sensibilities.
Thich was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize.
One of my favourite books on Zen is called ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’. I bought this wonderful little book in late 1987 in Montreal, and I still read (and re-read) it with as much pleasure and anticipation as the first time!