** Thich Nhat Hanh in intensive care following severe brain hemorrhage ** - UPI
DORDOGNE, France, Nov. 13 (UPI) – Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is in intensive care following his hospitalization over a severe brain hemorrhage he suffered on Monday.
According to a statement released by French Buddhist meditation center Plum Village, Thich Nhat Han, who is also known as Thay, is currently under “24-hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples.”
Hanh has reportedly been responsive to the treatment and is able to move his feet, hands and eyes, all signs that he could be headed for a full recovery. The 88-year-old monk has been in a fragile condition as of late given his advanced age and was hospitalized in Bordeaux on Nov. 1.
“He was gaining strength day by day until this sudden and unexpected change in his condition,” said the statement.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a major figure in Buddhism, originally from Viet Nam. Prayers that he recovers. Sounds like he was on the road to recovery and suffered a setback.
His writings are famous. He developed a Buddhist community in France and it is called Plum Village.
I read one of his books, it is interesting how St. Francis as a Monk for food would sometimes take a bowl and ask for alms. It’s interesting that basically, the Buddhist Monks like Thich Nhat Hanh did much the same.
** Nhat Hanh has been a widely popular peace advocate whose work dates back to the mid-1960s when he was exiled from Vietnam during the war and settled in France where he has lived since. His efforts to generate peace and reconciliation once moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 and to call him “an apostle of peace and nonviolence”.**
** He was due to join Pope Francis and other world faith leaders at a Vatican summit Dec. 2, hosted by the Global Freedom Network, to take action against modern slavery and human trafficking.**