Hue Chuyen

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Brother Hue Chuyen (born April 7, 1983) is an American artist and Zen Buddhist monk currently residing in Siedelsbrunn, Germany.

Hue Chuyen (Seth Krentcil) was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Jewish parents, photographer Stuart E. Krentcil and teacher/professional poker player Bonnie Krentcil. He is also brother to New York fashion columnist and editor Faran Krentcil. Brother Hue Chuyen spent his early life in historic Andover, Massachusetts, home of television personality Jay Leno and to the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover.

After finishing school he went on University of Hartford, in Connecticut. While attending university he first came into contact Buddhism when a traveling monk gave a talk at the school. In 2005, after graduating with a BA in Fine Arts he traveled to Germany where a visit to a Vietnamese temple crystalized his wish to ordain. Remaining in Germany, Brother Hue Chuyen ordained as a Zen monk to learn and practice. He has had the opportunity to meet and study under teachers from various traditions such as His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Ajahn Brahmavamso, and the Burmese Master Pa Auk Sayadaw.

He is part of the founding Sangha at Kloster Buddhas Weg in Odenwald where he currently resides leading weekly meditations, school groups, and Peacewalks. He also takes time to travel the world teaching seminars and holding "You-Retreats".

See also: JuBu

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