Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh passes away at 95 hinh anh 1Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Photo: Plum Village

Thua Thien-Hue, (VNA)Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh passed away at Tu Hieu pagoda in his birthplace Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue,  early January 22  aged 95.

A memorial service for the monk will be held on January 23 morning at Tu Hieu pagoda, and his body will be cremated on January 29.
Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh passes away at 95 hinh anh 2Monks at Tu Hieu pagoda gather to plan a funeral for Monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Photo: VNA) 

Thich Nhat Hanh became a monk at Tu Hieu pagoda. He later founded the Plum Village in France and many monasteries in other countries including the US, Germany and Thailand.

His teachings on Buddhism have gained global influence.

The monk visited Vietnam many times to give lectures.

In 2017, he returned to Tu Hieu pagoda to live his remaining days./.  
VNA