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Thích Pháp Hòa

Venerable Abbot

Venerable Thích Pháp Hòa is a well-respected Vietnamese Buddhist monk known for his teachings and lectures on various aspects of life. His teachings are admired by many Buddhists for their approachability and depth. Thầy Thích Pháp Hòa's name is associated with his insightful Dharma talks that offer guidance for living.

Thầy was born in 1974 in Cần Thơ, Vietnam, and is the elder son in a family with two boys. Thầy moved to Canada and settled there when he was 12 years old. He officially ordained as a monk at the age of 15, and received full Bhikkhu ordination in Plum Village, France, at the age of 20 under the transmission master, Thích Nhất Hạnh. He is a prominent monk who has held positions as the abbot of Trúc Lâm Monastery in 2006 and Westlock Meditation Centre in 2007.

From a young age, Thầy showed an affinity for Buddhist teachings. He recounts a story from his childhood where he was guided to a small temple named Ngọc Thuận in Cần Thơ. He was struck by the respectful way people addressed each other, leading him to ask a senior monk about having a beautiful Dharma name. This incident eventually led to his formal ordination with the Dharma name Huệ Tài.

Thầy's teachings cover a wide range of topics, including love, family, compassion, and more. He aims to make Buddhist teachings accessible and applicable to daily life. His talks are known for their simplicity and humor, making them easy for people to connect with and understand.

Thầy's teachings resonate with both local and international Buddhist communities, as he blends profound teachings with relatable anecdotes. His emphasis on living in the present moment, mindful communication, and simplicity aligns with core Buddhist principles.

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