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The shrouding ceremony for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

At 8am on January 23, the shrouding ceremony for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh took place solemnly and quietly, according to Buddhist rituals, at Tu Hieu Pagoda in the ancient city of Hue.

 

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Hundreds of monks and nuns at Tu Hieu pagoda and pagodas in Thua Thien Hue province and neighboring localities attended the ceremony.

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At 8:30 a.m., the body of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was moved out of the room where he had passed away.

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The body of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was shrouded at Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue City.

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The ceremony took place in a dignified and silent atmosphere.

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The funeral is being held over seven days.

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Monks perform rituals in front of the Zen Master's coffin.

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The ceremony was held solemnly and quietly in accordance with the will of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Hundreds of Buddhists from Hue and other provinces stood around the campus of Tu Hieu pagoda to watch the shroulding ceremony of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Many Buddhist followers watched the rituals through TV screens.

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Bowing ritual.

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Many people burst into tears when the Zen Master's body was laid in the coffin.

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Buddhists mourn Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhists mourn Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhists on January 23 began to mourn Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh who passed away at Tu Hieu pagoda in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on the previous day.

FM spokesperson on Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing

FM spokesperson on Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing

The passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a loss to the Buddhist community in general and Vietnamese Buddhism in particular, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

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