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Brother Chân Pháp Lưu

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Brother Pháp Lưu was ordained as a novice monk on December 13th 2003, and received full ordination as a bhikshu on December 16th, 2006. He received the Lamp Transmission from Thầy to become a Dharma Teacher in 2011. A graduate of Dartmouth College in the United States, he taught English in Madrid, Spain and New Haven, CT before ordaining.

He has been active in the Wake Up movement for young people, helping to organize Wake Up Tours in the US, UK and Spain to share mindfulness with young adults at universities. He is involved in the Happy Farm (combining organic farming, community living and the mindfulness practice in Upper Hamlet). He has been working with the Wake Up Schools initiative to bring mindfulness into schools and has a deep aspiration to make the simple practice of mindful breathing and embracing strong emotions available at all levels of education.

Brother Pháp Lưu offers Dharma Talks in English, French, and Spanish. While at home in Deer Park Monastery he finds many ways to be with his younger brothers: hiking, mentoring, teaching the Sutras and the Vinaya, and baking bread. He also loves to chop wood, sleep in a hammock, and make guacamole for Lunar New Year.

Dharma Talks

Establishing a Buddha Field

“Buddha field: a field of awakening, the country of the present moment. When we think about Plum Village we feel joyful already. Even if we are not physically here—maybe we’re watching this online—but we feel like we’re getting in touch with the ‘Buddha ksetra’: a kind of field of…

Br Pháp Lưu

January 13, 2020

Extinction Awakening

This is the final talk from the Allow Mother Earth to Walk for You retreat at the Ageya Wilderness Center in Homer, Alaska, offered on August 25th, 2019. “Mitakuye Oyasin: All things are related. We need to learn from our land ancestors how to get over our pride as…

Br Pháp Lưu

August 25, 2019

Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do | Business Retreat

Br Phap Luu talks about having mastery over our lives. Our thoughts, speech and actions are what we send out into the universe. Thinking is a kind of becoming, every thought has a tone, and is nourished by some condition. What sort of path are our thoughts taking us…

Br Pháp Lưu

June 7, 2019

First-Person Applied Neuroscience

Br. Phap Luu speaks about taking refuge in the Dharma and experiencing the “taste of Zen”. As practitioners we should go take refuge in the Dhamma and not in ideas about ourselves. We should also check if our practice has the “taste of Zen”, asking ourselves, “Do I feel…

Br Pháp Lưu

March 17, 2019

Mindfulness of Sexual Desire

Brother Phap Luu teaches on the 14th Mindfulness Training, True Love. The 14th Mindfulness training, True Love, address our sexual energy, which is also the energy of reproduction, an energy that compels is to continue ourselves, and is a vital life force. Sexual energy is part of a human’s…

Br Pháp Lưu

November 11, 2018

The Universe Looking at Itself | Wake Up Earth

Stopping and looking deeply are the foundation of our practice of mindfulness. When we stop we can bring our attention to our breath, and be aware of the thinking and emotions that are present. We can get into a vicious cycle of thinking and emotions, especially when the thinking…

Br Pháp Lưu

August 11, 2018

Energy and the Evolution of Emotion

To learn more about the research presented at the beginning of the talk on the neuroevolutionary basis of emotion, please look into the work of Jaak Panksepp. See this video for the guided meditation given before this Dharma talk:

Br Pháp Lưu

December 3, 2017

The Practice of Non-Fear

This is the second Dharma Talk of the 2015 US Tour Miracle of Mindfulness Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery, NY. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/HCeB/

Br Pháp Lưu

September 2, 2015


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What is Mindfulness

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