Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is often referred to as Thay (pronounced Tie) by his students. Thay means teacher in Vietnamese. Searching for a magazine earlier in the week to bring with me to read on my lunch break at work I came across an old edition of Shambhala Sun from January of 2012 featuring Thay on the cover. It in there’s an interview with Thay and a personal account from the magazine’s deputy editor on having attended one of Thay’s large retreats. As I re-read the interview I was reminded once again of how much I appreciate Thay and his teachings and how grateful I am to be one of his students.
A word for word transcription from the magazine interview with Thay by Andrea Miller of Shambhala Sun follows here: