“We wish to categorical our deep love and gratitude as we make the vow to hold your teachings, compassion, and perception far into the long run,” the eulogy reads.
In a publication to the group on Monday, Plum Village shared a eulogy for Thich Nhat Hanh from his disciples. The beloved Vietnamese Buddhist trainer, generally known as Thay by his college students, handed away on January 22, 2022 in Hue, Vietnam on the age of 95.
“It’s the best fortune of our life to have been capable of grow to be your college students, to obtain your steering, and to belong to your Beloved Neighborhood,” the eulogy begins.
“You’re our Instructor, and you’ve got taught and nurtured us with boundless love, persistence, and care. The dewdrops of your compassionate nectar have refreshed our thirst. You’ve gotten been the torch guiding us by means of the forest of confusion; the hand reaching out to us once we fall; the ladder rescuing us from our darkest moments. You’ve gotten given us a path to stroll, in order that we now not have something to worry.”
The eulogy shares the Plum Village group’s gratitude for Nhat Hanh’s profound affect, together with his “immense compassionate motion on the planet,” alongside his energy and mindfulness within the face of adversity all through his life.
“At each flip you took the trail less-traveled; the tough path,” the eulogy reads. “Regardless of all of the difficulties, you by no means gave up—on hope, or on this path, or in your imaginative and prescient of making a apply that would actually assist the world.”
Plum village additionally shared a four-minute video that includes photographs and pictures of Nhat Hanh’s funeral procession and cremation ceremony on Saturday, January 29, the place hundreds of individuals joined the procession in Hue, Vietnam.
“We’re grateful to bear solemn witness to such a robust and elemental open-air cremation, so evocative of the Buddha’s time,” Plum Village writes.
Watch the video above, and skim the total eulogy for Thich Nhat Hanh on the Plum Village web site.