This is 4 minutes of a 40 minute interview that Oprah Winfrey conducted with Thich Nhat Hanh in mid 2012. The full interview is located here youtube.com/watch?v=2PCXeHNL3s8
Transcript 00:00 – 1:36
Martin Luther King Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Join me for a rare and enlightening conversation with the legendary author, peace activist and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
At 85, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our time. Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as his students call him – Thay means teacher – is author of more than one hundred books. A copy of his Living Buddha, Living Christ never leaves my bedside.
His spiritual journey began at the early age of seven when he felt the calling to become a monk. But this monastic has always been active on the world´s stage. In the early sixties, horrified by the escalating civil war in Vietnam,
Thay spearheaded one of the great non-violent resistance movements of the twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr. took notice and spoke out against the Vietnam War for the first time at Nhat Hanh´s urging and later nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in1982.
Thay established a monastery and retreat center in France with thousands of followers (… ) every year. He lives there today devoting his life to mindful meditation, helping people to be passionately present in the here and now. What a treat it was to finally meet Thich Nhat Hanh on one of his trips to New York City. Thank you for the honor of talking to me today, thank you for that.