Happy 93rd Continuation Day, dear Thay! Showing our Gratitude by Caring for Mother Earth

October 11th, 2019, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s 93rd continuation day!

A “continuation day” is the Buddhist word for “birthday.” You can learn why here.

Among countless generous efforts in offering healing practices and teachings to the whole world, Thay has made a profound impact on how we relate to our planet. He has given us many concrete practices to care for our earth, as an expression of our compassion for ourselves, our fellow beings and future generations.

In gratitude to him and in celebration of his 93rd continuation day, mindfulness practitioners from around the world submitted photos of themselves, their families and their Sanghas (spiritual communities) putting his teaching into practice, connecting to and caring for Mother Earth. As a gift to Thay, we have compiled many of your photos into a video.

We are very moved by how many photos were submitted from all around the world. Thank you so much dear friends.

You can also enjoy all submitted photos in the gallery below.