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  • 1 About Viet Wake Up
    To introduce young Vietnamese Americans (VA) to the Wake Up Movement, which aims to create a happy, healthy and compassionate society. To create an opportunity for the VA youths to learn about mindfulness practices that can help in your daily life, especially while in college, after college, and in your career and relationships....
  • 2 About Viet Wake Up...
    We recognize that life can get busy. Really busy! And stressful! And overwhelming! Finding the time to pause and reflect is difficult, es­pecially amidst an ever-growing to-do list and inbox that keeps pil­ing up. But somehow you found yourself here, and for that we are grateful. ....
  • 3 About Viet Wake Up
    You’ve arrived at just the right time and you’re in just the right state of mind. All of the things you did prior to now are done and every­thing you need to do later can wait. You are here! ....
  • 4 About Viet Wake Up...
    As for us, well, we’re here as well. We’re part of the Wake Up movement. We represent a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness. ....
  • 5 About Viet Wake Up..
    If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the practice, even better. The most important thing to remember about mind­fulness is that it is to be experienced. Words and people can describe it, but its true transformative power will be seen when you are able to practice it for yourself. That’s what we’re here to help you with.....
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Sister Đẳng Nghiêm (a.k.a. Sr. D)

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Sister Đẳng Nghiêm came to the United States as a teenager. She received her M.D. at UCSF School of Medicine before she became a nun in 2000. She is the author of the book Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun. She is sought out by teenagers and young adults looking for guidance on how to heal from experiences of abuse and how to find strength in the face of many of the pressures society puts on young women. She currently lives at Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi. She is looking forward to meeting all of you during the Viet Wake Up North American Tour.

 

 

Brother Pháp Khôi

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Brother Pháp Khôi was born in Vietnam. He came to America at the age of 15 and settled in Portland, OR with his family. He speaks both English and Vietnamese fluently. He went to a pharmacy school and graduated from Oregon State University. He worked as a pharmacist for some time before becoming a monk in 2002. He is currently residing at Blue Cliff Monasty in upstate New York. As a monk, he enjoys sangha building, gardening, playing guitar and writing songs. He is looking forward to meeting and sharing the art of mindful living with young people during the Viet Wake Up North American Tour.

 

 

 Sister Quỳnh Nghiêm

Quynh N Sister Quỳnh Nghiêm was born in Vietnam. She grew up in Denver, CO. She became a nun in 2003. This is her first time going on the Viet Wake Up North American Tour. She is deep and insightful. She is happy to meet and share mindfulness practice with young people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Brother Chỉnh Quang

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Br. Chỉnh Quang was born in Vietnam. He became a monk when he was very young. He had lived in Plum Village, France for a number of years before coming to America in 2008. He is currently residing at Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi. He enjoys playing guitar, singing mindfulness songs, drinking tea and sharing the Dharma with people from all walks of life. 

 

 

Sister Bách Nghiêm

Bach NSister Bách Nghiêm was born in Vietnam. She immigrated to America and settled in Miami, FL with her family for some time before becoming a nun in 2003. She has two other blood brothers, who are also monastics. Currently, she is residing at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York. As a nun, she enjoys arranging flowers, gardening, cooking and sharing the Dharma with young people. She is very joyful and has a great sense of humor. Don’t be shy to approach her during the Viet Wake Up North American Tour! You will be amazed to know how much you can learn from her.

 

 

 Brother Pháp Nguyện (Br. Dharma Aspiration)

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Brother Pháp Nguyện immigrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of 14 and settled in Seattle, WA. He graduated from University of Washington with two degrees: International Business and Finance. He worked in the financial field for a number of years before moving to Plum Village, France to become a monk in 2008. During the last few years, he has been traveling with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village delegation around the world to teach about the art of mindful living. His knowledge and experience in the world of business has helped him find ways to bring the practice of mindfulness to those in the corporate world. He enjoys drinking tea, lying on a hammock and playing tennis. He is joyfully looking forward to meeting and sharing the art of mindful living with young people.

 

Sister Mặc Nghiêm

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Sister Mặc Nghiêm was born in Vietnam and ordained in the Plum Village tradition in 2005. She had lived in Plum Village, France for a number of years before coming to America. She is currently residing at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York. She enjoys writing calligraphy, cooking, sharing the Dharma and playing with young people.

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Pháp Năng

P NangBrother Pháp Năng was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He ordained at the age of 18 in Plum Village, France. He is very joyful and playful. He is currently residing at Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi. During his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and drinking tea. If the conditions are sufficient, he hopes to see you either at a volleyball or basketball court during sport times at a retreat.

 

 

 

Sister Ân Nghiêm

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Sister Ân Nghiêm was born in Vietnam. She became a nun in 2009. She is currently residing at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York. She is very youthful and energetic. She has a very beautiful voice. She can chant and sing very well. She is ready to share the art of mindful living and play with young people during the Viet Wake Up North American Tour. Don’t be surprised to see her with a guitar!

 


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