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Visiting Monastic: Brother Phap Vu

  • Opening Heart Minsdulness Community 3838 Northampton Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20015 United States (map)

Join us on our weekly Monday night meditation to hear from one of the Plum Village monastics, Brother Phap Vu. Because of our guest, our evening will extend to 8:45 pm instead of 8:30

Phap Vu describes himself:

Who is this Phap Vu? – I'm still working on that one. Nonetheless, I was born in Chicago, Illinois but spent most of my life in Southern California. I began my practice in the Dharma through the Chinese Chan tradition in the mid 90's. It was through my experience practicing at a local temple that I was inspired to nudge in the direction of monastic life. Eventually, in 2003 I was ordained by Venerable Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, with the name Thich Chan Phap Vu. In 2011, I was ordained as a Dharma Teacher. Presently, I am still committed to the monastic path, delving into Buddhist psychology as well as Buddhist history. I am also still committed to connecting with people and communities, helping them along their path if I'm able.