Thích Nhật Từ
|Thích Nhật Từ|
|School||Lâm Tế Dhyana (Linji Chanzong)
Founder of the Buddhism Today
April 1, 1969 |
|Based in||Giac Ngo Temple|
|Teacher||the Late HH. Thích Thiện Huệ|
After completing secondary high school, he became a novice at his early teens, under the spiritual guidance of the late Most Ven. Thich Thien Hue at Giac Ngo Temple and received full ordination in 1988. He is the founder of Buddhism Today Association and abbot of Giac Ngo monastery. He has extensively given public Dharma talks to Vietnamese communities in Vietnam, America and Australia. He is committed to propagate Buddhist teachings through education, cultural activities and charitable programs in order to benefit the individuals and the society at large.
Ven. Dr.Thich Nhat Tu has attended and contributed papers at international Buddhist conferences such as the International Conclave on Buddhism and Spiritual Tourism (New Delhi), Fo Guang Shan International Monastic Seminar (Kaohsiung), the Fourth World Buddhist Summit (Bangkok), Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education Conference (Taipei), the First World Buddhist Forum (Hangzhou), the 23rd General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (Kaohsiung), the First International Buddhist Conference (Kandy), the First International Conference on Buddhism in the New Era Ho Chi Minh City, International Conference on Multi-ethnic and Multi-language Asia, and others. He has been appointed as the International Organising Committee member of the UN Day of Vesak Celebration 2006-2012 and Vice Chair, International Secretariat of the UN Day of Vesak Celebration 2007, Bangkok, and again General Secretary of UNDV in 2008.
Ven. Thich Nhat Tu has authored more than forty books on Buddhism. He is Editor and publisher of Buddhism Today Books Series (more than 200 volumes on several subjects have been published in Vietnamese to meet the needs of researchers and practitioners). He is also Author and editor of Buddhism Today Dharma Talks Series (More than 2000 VCDs and Audio CDs on Buddhamdharma as taught by Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu have been produced by the Buddhism Today Association for the general public). He is Editor and publisher of Buddhism Today Dharma Music Series (more than 100 CD albums have been published). He is also Editor and publisher of the Vietnamese Tripitaka in MP3 format (The recording of the Vietnamese Sutta Pitaka translated from the Pali by Most Ven. Prof. Dr. Thich Minh Chau and that of the Mahayana tradition translated from the Chinese by various Mahayana scholars, the Agamas, and Vinaya Pitakas. The Abhidharma is being carried out. The first mp3 edition of Sutta Pitaka came into existence in May 2006 for celebrations of Buddha Jayanti and has been placed on one of its websites, http://tusachphathoc.com, for downloading to both Macintosh and Windows computers. It is available for free for non-commercial purposes.
He is organizer and moderator of A Fortnightly Retreat for about 1500 practitioners at Pho Quang Temple, HCMC. He has been conducted meditation retreats for thousands of inmates in several Rehabilitation Facilities and Correctional Facilities in South Vietnam, such as Tan Hiep (1200 inmates), Chanh Phu Hoa (1000 inmates), Phu Nghia (400 inmates) and Ba Ria Vung Tau (800 inmates). On February 5 and April 23, 2007, a total of 1850 “long-term” inmates of K.20 Prison, a security jail in Ben Tre Province, and on May 1, 2010 a total of 5500 inmates of Son Phu 4, Thai Nguyen city, under his guidance, have observed vegetarianism and mindfulness practice as a path to inner freedom.
He is also actively engaged in the inter-religious dialogue and promotion of peace and harmony. He is committed to propagate Buddhist teachings through education, cultural activities and charitable programs in order to benefit the society at large.
Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu currently serves as Deputy Rector of the Vietnam Buddhist University, Deputy Chair of the National Department of International Buddhist Affairs (Vietnam Buddhist Sangha) and Editor-in-Chief of Buddhism Today magazine and Vietnam Buddhist University series.
Books by Thich Nhat Tu
- 1. Buddhist Thought Magazine, editor. Saigon: 1991.
- 2. Buddhist Daily Chanting Book. Eighth Edition, Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 1994.
- 3. A Guide for Writing Research Paper. Saigon: HCM Publishing House, 2002.
- 4. Buddhist Repentance Book. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2002.
- 5. Sutra on Amitabha Buddha. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2003.
- 6. Buddhist Prayer for the Death. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2003.
- 7. Buddhist Prayer for the Disease. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2003.
- 8. Hue Quang Buddhist Encyclopedia, 8 volumes, editorial member. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2005.
- 9. A Critique of Catholic Conversion in Asia. Los Angeles: Giao Diem, 2005.
- 10. Vesak Chanting Book. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2006.
- 11. Letting go for Freedom. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2006.
- 12. Gratitude to Parents Chanting Book. Saigon: Religious Publishing House, 2007.
- 13. Transformation of Emotion. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2007.
- 14. No Enemy: A Buddhist Approach to Peace. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2008.
- 15. Inner Freedom: A Spiritual Journey for Jail Inmates. Hanoi: News Agency Press, 2008.
- 16. Holy Buddhist Places in India and Nepal: In the Footstep of the Buddha, co-author with Vo Van Tuong. Hanoi: News Agency Press, 2008.
- 17. Global Financial Crisis from a Buddhist Point of View. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2009.
- 18. Transformation of Anger. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2009.
- 19. Facing the Death. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2009.
- 20. Life after Death. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2009.
- 21. Pure Land Paradise: An Analysis of Amitabha Sutra. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2009.
- 22. Turning Your Head, There Is a Shore. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2010.
- 23. Happiness in Daily Life. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2010.
- 24. A Peaceful Path. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2010.
- 25. Happiness in Your Palms. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2010.
- 26. A Pair of Sleeper: A Buddhist Approach to Happy Marriage. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2010.
- 27. Buddhism in Modern Era. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2011.
- 28. Happiness for the Elderly. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2011.
- 29. Essence of Wisdom: A practical Interpretation of the Heart Sutra. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2011.
- 30. Buddhist Soteriological Ethics: A Study of the Buddha’s Central Teachings: Four Noble Truths. Second edition. Saigon: The Oriental Press, 2011.
On October 30, 2010 the Mahamakut Buddhist University, Thailand conferred on Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu the title of Doctor Honoris Causa (Religious Studies) in appreciation of his excellent contribution to Buddhist education, his works on Buddhist academic research and leadership in international Buddhist community.
- TT. Thích Nhật Từ
- "Buddhist online magazine debuts amid upcoming Vesak in Hanoi". VietNamNet Bridge. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2010.[dead link]
- Ven. Nhat Tu's profile (Vài nét về thầy Thích Nhật Từ)
- Ven. Nhat Tu's Selected writings on Buddhism Today website (Các tác phẩm của Tỳ Kheo Thích Nhật Từ trên trang Đạo Phật Ngày Nay)
- Ven. Nhat Tu's Buddhism Today website (Tỳ Kheo Thích Nhật Từ biên tập trang Đạo Phật Ngày Nay)
- Ven. Nhat Tu's Dharma Talks in Vietnamese (Trang Tủ Sách Phật Học: Đại Tạng Kinh Việt Nam và pháp thoại MP3của Tỳ kheo Thích Nhật Từ biên tập)
- Ven. Nhat Tu's on http://quangduc.com (Tỳ Kheo Thích Nhật Từ trên trang Quảng Đức)