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Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

By Vo Thanh   January 22, 2022 | 11:04 pm PT
The body of late Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is put into the casket at Tu Hieu Pagoda in his birthplace Hue on Sunday.
Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Since early morning, monks and disciples have gathered at Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue to pay respect for late Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Before Thich Nhat Hanh was put into the casket, his monks and disciples went to see him for one last time.

His funeral would last seven days as a silent meditation course. The pagoda has asked visitors to pray in silence.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most influential Buddhist figures, passed away at 12 a.m. Saturday, aged 95.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Monks and disciples wear their appropriate attires and masks while paying respect to their late Master. Thich Nhat Hanh, considered the second most influential Buddhist leader in the world after the Dalai Lama, studied and practiced Zen Buddhism from 1942.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

At 8 a.m. Sunday, his body is moved to the Full Moon Meditation Hall to be put into the casket.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

A nun cries as she watches Thich Nhat Hanh's body being put into the casket.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Monks and disciples pray at the Full Moon Meditation Hall.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

After around 30 minutes, Thich Nhat Hanh's body is put inside the casket at the Full Moon Meditation Hall.

After his cremation, expected to take place on January 29, his Śarīra would rest at the Tu Hieu Pagoda and other Plum Villages of the world.

Monks, disciples mourn in silence for Thich Nhat Hanh

Due to the Hall's limited space, hundreds of monks and disciples gathered outside of it to watch the ceremony through LED screens.

 
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