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Thich Nhat Hanh Reference 2022

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This document offers some recent video documentaries and other resources relating to the life and teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. (11 Oct 1926 – 22 Jan 2022)


For readers of eBooks, books by Thich Nhat Hanh available for instant delivery are available on Amazon. [View] A list of popular titles from Thich Nhat Hanh is also available on Amazon. [View]

Readers of physical books are encouraged to support locally owned bookstores in their own communities.


  • New York Times — Article about the life and passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, “Thich Nhat Hanh, Monk, Zen Master and Activist, Dies at 95,” Jan 2022, [Read]
  • Plum Village — “Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West.” [More]
  • Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation — “The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, support our mindfulness practice centers around the world, and engage in Sangha (community) building in order to foster peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and our planet.” [More]
  • Wikipedia — “Thích Nhất Hạnh; born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo; was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet and teacher, who founded the Plum Village Tradition, historically recognized as the main inspiration for engaged Buddhism. Known as the ‘father of mindfulness’ Nhất Hạnh was a major influence on Western practices of Buddhism. In the mid-1960s, Nhất Hạnh co-founded the School of Youth for Social Services and created the Order of Interbeing.” [More]


Many videos relating to Thich Nhat Hanh are available on YouTube. [View] Below is a documentary about his life.

“A Cloud Never Dies” (2 Apr 2022)

Content Warning: This film includes a few brief scenes which some viewers may find upsetting (including sounds and images of war).

A new biographical documentary of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh narrated by actor Peter Coyote,
A Cloud Never Dies weaves together original film and photographic archives, telling the story of a humble young Vietnamese monk and poet whose wisdom and compassion were forged in the suffering of war.

In the face of violence, fear, and discrimination, Thich Nhat Hanh’s courageous path of engaged action reveals how insight, community, and a deep aspiration to serve the world can offer hope, peace, and a way forward for millions.

The film’s release on April 2, 2022 coincides with the release by his students of an Open Letter calling for peace and an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. [View Letter]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com