Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thich Nhat Hanh's followers being evicted

Threatened Buddhists to leave Vietnam temple: Abbot

The head of a Buddhist pagoda in Central Vietnam said that followers of an influential French-based monk [Thich Nhat Hanh] can no longer seek shelter with him following three days of mob pressure. "I had to agree, and I had no choice," Thich Thai Thuan told AFP from Phuoc Hue Pagoda in Lam Dong province. He said there has been "strong pressure" from crowds of about 100 people who noisily descended upon the pagoda for three days until Friday, demanding that devotees of the French-based Thich Nhat Hanh leave.

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