On Oct. 10th, world-renowned Vietnamese-born Buddhist teacher, scholar, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh talked with Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society, about his controversial and distinguished life as a Buddhist and a voice for peace from the days of the Vietnam War to the ongoing conflicts of the 21st century. Hanh is author of the national bestseller Peace Is Every Step and his new book is The Art of Power.
Thich Nhat Hanh talks about Burma, Iraq and "engaged buddhism," which he has advocated since the war in Vietnam. Interviewed by TIME religion correspondent David Van Biema; produced by Asia Society.
A Selection of recommended readings by Thich Nhat Hanh are below.