Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 - 2022) was one of the best-known and most-respected Zen masters in the world. A poet, and peace and human rights activist, he led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam, he joined monkhood at the age of 16. He lived in Plum Village, in the meditation community he founded in France, where he taught, wrote, and nurtured his gardens. He led retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living. He was exiled from Vietnam in 1966 after expressing opposition to the war and refusing to take sides. In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize.