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Born in Genoa in 1960, Phap Ban started to publish comic books for Furia, Intrepido, and other magazines during high school. He worked as a freelance illustrator during university, and then, at twenty-four, he discovered meditation. This ultimately led him to Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastery he founded in France, Plum Village. Ban lived in Plum Village for ten years, first as a layman, then as a monk. He received complete ordination in 2010. When he returned to Italy in 2013, he resumed his creative work, this time as an artist for Disney. He has also taught courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa and at the Lecce School of Cartoon.
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- What was Phap Ban’s relationship to spirituality growing up?
- How did he begin drawing?
- When did he begin working with Disney?
- What was the importance of the book “Introduction to Zen”?
- What drew Phap to meditation at 24?
- How did he find himself at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum village?
- What was the allure?
- How did he end up leaving his life behind?
- How’d he end up becoming a monk?
- What was the peace he began to find?
- What is a beginner’s mind and how do we return to one?
- What does it mean it takes a lot of courage to be happy?
- How do we first begin to experience the silence?
- How do we let go of the mind?
- What’s the importance of gratitude???
- How can nature help us find the stillness within???
- What is Phap Ban’s practice now?
- What is the importance of daily repetitive actions???
- How can artwork or drawing help us tap back into the silence?
- What is the illusion of separation?
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