Our Monastic Brothers

Brother Phap Xa

Brother Phap Xa

Brother Phap Xa is a Dutch monk and was ordained in Plum Village in February 2003. He became a Dharma Teacher in January 2010. Since July 2010 he has been living and  teaching in the EIAB (European Institute of Applied Buddhism) in Germany. He has always enjoyed sports and being physically active and is happy to hike in the many forests around the EIAB. A couple of times a year he shares the most beautiful hiking trails with many people attending these hiking retreats. Before becoming a monk, he graduated in Applied Mathematics.

Brother Phap Luu

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Brother Phap Lưu was ordained as a monk on December 13th 2003, and became a Dharma Teacher in 2011. Since 2009 he has been teaching and training in Plum Village Monastery in France. He graduated from Dartmouth College in the USA with a degree in English Literature. He enjoys walking, sleeping and breathing outside in nature, and has recently led a number of hiking retreats in the US and Italy.  

Brother Phap Tri

Brother Phap Tri

Brother Phap Tri was ordained as a monk in the Plum Village tradition in January 2006 in Vietnam. He soon moved to Plum Village in France and moved in September 2008 to the EIAB (European Institute of Applied Buddhism) in Germany to help open and develop this new center. He became a Dharma Teacher in 2014 and has been leading retreats in the EIAB since then. He enjoys to be out in nature and to be physically active. He has been leading hiking retreats in the EIAB since a number of years.