Drink Your Tea poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Drink Your Tea poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh
Drink Your Tea poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thích Nhất Hạnh (born as Nguyen Xuan Bao on October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in Plum Village in the Dordogne region in the south of France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term “Engaged Buddhism” in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. Thích Nhất Hạnh’s approach has been to combine a variety of traditional Zen teachings with insights from other Mahayana Buddhist traditions, methods from Theravada Buddhism, and ideas from Western psychology to offer a modern light on meditation practice. Drink Your Tea poem by Thích Nhất Hạnh is very inspirational.

Nobel laureate Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. However, the prize was not awarded to anybody that year. Nhat Hanh was awarded the Courage of Conscience award in 1991.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
– slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

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  1. Your post begged the question as to why he did not receive the prize he was nominated for. It appears there were several other nominees and none received the prize. The Peace prize was not given out in 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1966, 1967, and 1972. Interesting! A beautiful quote that I will add to my collection. Thank you!


  2. A beautiful quote that describes exactly how to enjoy all the benefits of a good cup of tea. Well done!


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