In checking this blog http://www.tricycle.com/blog I found out that Thich Nhat Hanh is hospitalized with a lung infection. He is expected to make a full recovery but will remain in the hospital for the next couple of weeks.
Two years ago this August, I attended a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh entitled "Mindfulness, Fearlessness, Togetherness" and it changed my life. I learned a bit in no particular order:
* much of what I say is not necessary
* monks are hilarious
* spiritual practice is filled with joy and humor (most of the time)
*Vegetarian food fixed by good cooks is far better than any meat dish I prepare
*Hanging out with spiritually evolved folks gives you such a buzz it lasts for months
*Thay is worth emulating and it is OK to have spiritual teachers that bring out the best in us
So, I got attached to him and to my practice and now....well, now I offer my small voice to the millions that are thinking about him, praying for him, and wishing him much peace.