compassion is a verb…


today would have been Thich Nhat Hanh’s 96th birthday/continuation day. 

a dear teacher to so many, Thay’s presence is missed yet still here in the community of monastics and lay practitioners who continue to embody his accessible, simple, profound Zen Buddhist teachings on mindfulness, open-heartedness, and being compassion in the world through words and actions. 

this teaching on Engaged Buddhism continues to bring benefit. as he says in this quote, “Compassion is a verb.” we must step off the cushion and take our mindfulness, our loving kindness to a world in need, in practical, beneficial ways.

may it be so.



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