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The Hermit and the Well

ISBN13: 9781888375312
ISBN: 1888375310
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Plum Blossom Books
Published Date:
Pages: 36
Average Goodreads rating: 4.02/5 (44 ratings)

The Hermit and the Well is a story is based on an actual event in Thich Nhat Hanh's life.

As a young boy, amidst the suffering and destruction that the war had brought to Vietnam, Hanh had a profound transformative experience after seeing a reproduction of a Buddha statue on the cover of a magazine. Moved by the Buddha's serene expression and peaceful appearance, he decided to become a monk. Through his ensuing school years, his interest and commitment deepened and led to visits of temples and other places of worship including a class fieldtrip to a hermit living in the mountains.

Thich Nhat Hanh entered a Buddhist monastery at age 14.