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Abbot of the monks’ community, Plum Village (France) 

Zen Master Phap Huu is a senior monk in Thich Nhat Hanh’s international community and the Abbot of the monks’ community in Plum Village, the practice center founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in southwest France.  


Born in Vietnam, he emigrated to Canada as a child. He began training with Thich Nhat Hanh at the age of thirteen, when he first entered the monastery to become a monk. Thich Nhat Hanh gave him the name Chân Pháp Hữu meaning “True Dharma Friend.” For over ten years, he accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh on his international teaching tours as his attendant and assistant.  


Today, Zen Master Phap Huu is deeply committed to building community and continuing Thich Nhat Hanh’s legacy, bringing his teachings in particular to business people, climate activists, leaders, families, and young adults.  


Zen Master Phap Huu enjoys basketball, music, and developing new approaches to team-work, leadership, mentoring and coaching, and is a beloved co-host of the Plum Village podcast, THE WAY OUT IS IN. 

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Zen Master Phap Huu, France

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