Humanity lost one of it’s better advocates today. Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh passed away at 95 after a lifetime of service, observance, and teaching. As a poet and peace activist, he spent nearly 40 years in exile from Vietnam after calling for an end to the Vietnam War, but he became hugely influential within Buddhism and was seen as second only to the Dalai Lama.
His approach to Buddhism was to combine a variety of teachings of Early Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhist traditions, Zen, and ideas from Western psychology to teach mindfulness of breathing and the four foundations of mindfulness, offering a modern light on meditation practice.
He was extraordinarily influential. Among other pursuits, he founded Plum Village in France in 1982, which became the largest Buddhist monastery anywhere in either Europe or North America. He published over 130 books, including more than 100 in English, which have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. His is books focus on moderating the intensity of human emotions, mindfulness, and managing everything from power to compassion.
Check out this video on of his teachings on The Art of Mindful Living.