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Does Buddhist Hold Mideast Peace Key?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/does_buddhist_hold_mideast_peace_key_20031205

While news of the Geneva accords hit the headlines, a group of Palestinians and Israelis were trying to make a different kind of peace -- with the help of Buddhists in southern France. Thich Nhat Hanh -- Vietnamese Zen master, poet and Nobel Peace Prize nominee -- has been inviting groups of Palestinians and Israelis to his practice center, Plum Village, in an effort to show them that Buddhist meditation can lead to inner peace as well as nonviolence between nations. The trips are largely underwritten by an American Jewish businessman. Nhat Hanh preaches nothing less than personal transformation as the road to peace.

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