Thomas Merton – Thich Nhat Hanh is My Brother [Essay]

October 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

 

Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh

The friendship between Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, short-lived as it was (lasting only about two years until Merton’s death in 1968), was a robust example of interfaith conversation.  In honor of Thich Nhat Hanh’s birthday tomorrow (Oct 11), we offer this brief essay by Merton.

Thich Nhat Hanh is My Brother

Thomas Merton

Found in the book:
Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization
Robert H. King
(Continuum, 2001)


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