Followers of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnam-born [Zen] monk who has popularized Buddhism in the West, said about 150 monks were forced from the Bat Nha monastery in Lam Dong province Sunday, and about 230 nuns left on their own Monday morning.
"The Vietnamese government has won," said Sister Dang Nghiem, speaking by telephone Monday from a monastery in San Diego, California, where Thich Nhat Hanh is visiting. "Their 'victory' is that Bat Nha is completely destroyed. Everything is smashed." More>>