Each and every moment of our life can be an opportunity to touch life deeply and open our heart.
Join Brother Phap Hai – a senior monastic in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh – for this evening of mindfulness, to explore the concrete practices of mindfulness, of engaging with our life deeply, and of nurturing the heart of meditation.
Brother Phap Hai is a senior monastic student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He was ordained in 1997 and formally authorised to teach by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in January 2003. Originally from Australia, he is an active meditation teacher who leads retreats, days of mindfulness, workshops and talks throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, 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. In addition to numerous online teachings and classes, his first book, Nothing to It: Ten Ways to Be at Home with Yourself, was published by Parallax Press and is available everywhere.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.