On Friday April 19, Senator Leahy and the US Ambassador led a delegation of 9 senators to visit Hue to pay their respects to Thay, as part of an official visit to Vietnam.
Thay was in good health, strong, and bright, and able to spend over an hour with the delegation.
The delegation included Senators Leahy, Murkowski, Stabenow, Whitehouse, Udall, Portman, Baldwin, Hirono, and Kaine, and their spouses. A number of them attended Thay's lectures on Capitol Hill in 2003 and 2011, and have even joined Thay on retreat. They shared that Thay has taught them what peace is, and how to smile, and how to enjoy every step as they walk to make their votes.
More pictures are available on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Facebook page.