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Thich Nhat Hanh in US for rehabilitation


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


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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