Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam, January 2005: Pictures by Jackie Randolph

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"I have arrived, I am home": Thay arrives in Vietnam for the first time in 40 years
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Thay greets Venerables from the Vietnamese sangha.
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Thay, with Venerables and Plum Village monastics, crosses the tarmac.
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Thay's joy at coming home seems infectious.
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Vietnamese monastics and practitioners line the road to see the returning Thay.
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The sangha awaiting Thay at Tu Dam Pagoda.
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Thay traveling on the road to his root temple, Từ Hiếu pagoda.
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Thay leading monks of Vietnam and the West to Từ Hiếu pagoda.
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Thay arrives at the Three Gate Door of Từ Hiếu pagoda.
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Thay is happy to be home at his root temple after nearly forty years..
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Thay and sangha arrive at the beautiful Half Moon Pond.
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Vietnamese practitioners approach Thay to offer him origami flowers.
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Thay tells a story from when he was at the monastery.
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The origami lotuses float in the pond while Thay converses with a Venerable.
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Thay leans on a balustrade by the Half Moon Pond, enjoying the present moment.
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Thay waves and smiles from the Half Moon Pond.