#29: Brother Phap Hai — Engaged Buddhism and Living in Relationship with Immediacy
Episode description and synopsis
Contemplating system and cultural change, and our role within it can be daunting, and quite honestly, disempowering. Engaged Buddhism though, might have something to remind us.
In today’s episode, we connect with Brother Phap Hai, a Senior Student of venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, to explore how the practice of Engaged Buddhism might support us as stewards of change in our lives, and our communities. What is Engaged Buddhism? What does it look and feel like in practice? How can it support us in our own wholeness, and flourishing, and in our attempt to re-weave cultures of wholeness?
We explore the many ways we can be engaged, and how to reclaim the very orientation behind our engagement to return to living in relationship with life as it is, right here.
Brother Phap Hai (Dharma Ocean), is a senior monastic disciple of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh who was ordained as a monk in 1997 and was formally authorized to teach in January 2003. Originally from Australia, he is an active meditation teacher who leads retreats, days of mindfulness and talks throughout the United States, Australia, South America and Asia.
Brother Phap Hai has the ability to offer a charming blend of ancient wisdom, Dharma scholarship, and contemporary applications, sharing deep teachings in a warm, accessible and humorous manner.
He has written a number of books, with his most notable being, “Nothing To It: Ten Ways to Be at Home with Yourself.”