The Buddhist monk that Martin Luther King proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize and taught the West “mindfulness” – BBC News World

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“While one is washing the dishes, one should only wash the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be fully aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes,” said the influential Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Perhaps surprisingly, a world-renowned Zen master, writer, poet, scholar, and peacemaker gives instructions on how to do housework, but Hanh is also known as the “father of mindfulness”.

All of this is done by the best-known Buddhist teacher, with the exception of the Dalai Lama.

But what is his story?

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The Buddhist monk that Martin Luther King proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize and taught the West “mindfulness” – BBC News World