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Thích Nhất Hạnh ( / ˈ t ɪ k ˈ n j ʌ t ˈ h ʌ n / ; Vietnamese: [tʰǐk ɲɜ̌t hɐ̂ʔɲ] ( listen ) ; born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk , teacher, author, poet and peace activist . He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, [ 1 ] travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire . [ 2 ] A long-term exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005. [ 3 ] Nhất Hạnh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English.