Thich Nhat Hanh has been a foremost peace activist for four decades. A highly respected spiritual leader who is also a philosopher, scholar and student of human nature, he is, in many ways, very similar to the Dalai Lama. His knowledge, wisdom and experience on peacemaking make him a suitable candidate to talk authoritatively on this topical subject. In this manifesto he shows conflict to be an inappropriate response that we can no longer afford on a personal or global level. He also offers practical spiritual training for individual and world peace which reveals the powerful daily actions and interactions that can root out conflict from us all.
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese poet, bestselling author and peace activist, has been a Buddhist monk for over 40 years. He was chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the Vietnam War and was nominated by Dr Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966 he visited the US and Europe on a peace mission and was unable to return to his native land. Today he heads Plum Village, a meditation community in south-western France, where he teaches, writes, gardens and aids refugees worldwide. Websites include: www.interbeing.org.uk and www.plumvillage.org