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Oprah Winfrey Thích Nhất Hạnh

O Magazine interview

1 May, 2010

Hanh gives an interview to Oprah for O Magazine about the first time he saw saw a picture of the Buddha in a magazine.

I was 7, 8. He was sitting on the grass, very peaceful, smiling. I was impressed. Around me, people were not like that, so I had the desire to be like him. And I nourished that desire until the age of 16, when I had the permission of my parents to go and ordain as a monk.