Thich Nhat Hanh’s journals of the early 1960s reveal a vulnerable and questioning young man. As a student at Princeton and Columbia Universities, he shares his reflections on the state of humanity as well as the many difficulties he faced at home in trying to make Buddhism relevant to his people’s needs. We see Thich Nhat Hanh as he returns to Vietnam and establishes the movement known as “engaged Buddhism” — starting self-help villages, a new university, a Buddhist order, and many other efforts for peace. It also offers us a model of how to live fully, with awareness, during a time of challenge and upheaval.
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