Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was saddened to learn that his friend and spiritual brother Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh had passed away. He offered his condolences to his followers in Vietnam and around the world.
In his condolence message, His Holiness wrote:
"In his peaceful opposition to the Vietnam war, his support for Martin Luther King and most of all his dedication to sharing with others not only how mindfulness and compassion contribute to inner peace, but also how individuals cultivating peace of mind contributes to genuine world peace, the Venerable lived a truly meaningful life.
"I have no doubt the best way we can pay tribute to him is to continue his work to promote peace in the world."