Brother Phap Vu

Brother Phap Vu is a Scottish-American who was one of the first residential monastics at Blue Cliff Monastery. He has a strong and active involvement in building a monastic and lay community in the U.S. He is well versed in Buddhist history and psychology and is committed to sharing this knowledge with a Western audience. He has been very involved in the development of Blue Cliff Monastery, playing an active role in the design, renovation, and “greening” of the monastery’s buildings and grounds. Before becoming a monk Brother Phap Vu was studied sculpture.

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Mindful Living Show Presentation


Saturday 2nd June 2018

Time 11:20-11:50am

“Be calm, Be Happy; Mindfulness practices for Managing Anxiety and Depression”

The talk will offer practical mindfulness tips that can be used as an effective counter-balance to feelings of anxiety low mood and depression. During the session we will begin to explore how we can build greater resilience by stopping, calming and appreciating life.

The aim is that participants will leave the session with a basic understanding of the importance of developing mindfulness practice in everyday life. With new ideas, practical exercises and information to pursue post conference.



Saturday 2nd June 2018

Time 13:20-13:50pm

"Guided Meditation"

Group meditation session - time to connect together in stillness