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Obituaries

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Monk rose to prominence in 1960s as opponent of Vietnam War

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (center) walks after finishing a speech at a religious ceremony in Vietnam in 2007. He died on Jan. 22, aged 95.   © Reuters

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began.

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