Learning True Love ,

“Learning True Love stands alongside The Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi as the rare life story of a person who truly carried out and embodied peaceful values.” – Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Fifth Book of Peace
“Many of my students are also my teachers, and Sister Chan Khong is one of the foremost among these. Reading her book I continue to learn a great deal from her. The love and concern that underlie her work are deep. Her life is a Dharma talk, and she has much to tell us.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, author of The Energy of Prayer
This unique autobiography tells the gripping story of a woman who not only lived, but made history. This fully revised edition follows Sister Chan Khong’s courageous journey from Vietnam to France, and then back to Vietnam after forty years in exile.
Sister Chan Khong was born in a village on the Mekong River Delta in 1938. As a teenager propelled by her passionate dedication to social change, she began working in the slums of Saigon distributing food, helping the sick, and teaching children. At the age of 21, she joined Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in founding the School of Youth for Social Service, which grew to an organization of over 10,000 young people organizing medical, educational, and agricultural facilities in rural Vietnam, and rebuilding villages destroyed by the war. Sister Chan Khong became well known in the anti-war and peace community for her work promoting human rights and protesting repression and violence, often at risk of her own life. Sister Chan Khong continues to work closely with Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam and in Plum Village, his retreat center and community-in-exile in France.

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“Learning True Love stands alongside The Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi as the rare life story of a person who truly carried out and embodied peaceful values.” – Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Fifth Book of Peace
“Many of my students are also my teachers, and Sister Chan Khong is one of the foremost among these. Reading her book I continue to learn a great deal from her. The love and concern that underlie her work are deep. Her life is a Dharma talk, and she has much to tell us.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, author of The Energy of Prayer
This unique autobiography tells the gripping story of a woman who not only lived, but made history. This fully revised edition follows Sister Chan Khong’s courageous journey from Vietnam to France, and then back to Vietnam after forty years in exile.
Sister Chan Khong was born in a village on the Mekong River Delta in 1938. As a teenager propelled by her passionate dedication to social change, she began working in the slums of Saigon distributing food, helping the sick, and teaching children. At the age of 21, she joined Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in founding the School of Youth for Social Service, which grew to an organization of over 10,000 young people organizing medical, educational, and agricultural facilities in rural Vietnam, and rebuilding villages destroyed by the war. Sister Chan Khong became well known in the anti-war and peace community for her work promoting human rights and protesting repression and violence, often at risk of her own life. Sister Chan Khong continues to work closely with Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam and in Plum Village, his retreat center and community-in-exile in France.

Binding

Paperback

Author(s)

Sister Chan Khong

ISBN

9788176211130

Published

2009

Imprint

Full Circle Publishing

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