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Thich Nhat Hanh in US for rehabilitation

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Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, has traveled to San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco from his monastery in France for intensive rehabilitation following a stroke last year, according to a statement from his monastery.

While he is currently unable to speak, the report says he disembarked the plane on foot and “continues to transmit the essence of his practice.”

I was in Prison and You Visited Me

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This week, President Obama will become the first, sitting U.S. President to visit a federal penitentiary. The visit comes at a moment when Democrats and Republicans are coming together to highlight a rare consensus: our prison system is expensive, burdensome, and ineffective.

Motivation to reform our prison systems touches on a broad series of values: safety, community, and justice. However, the discussion also highlights many ways we remain divided as a society.

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August 28-September 10, 2015

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