Brother Phap Hai

Brother Phap Hai

Originally from Australia, Brother Phap Hai is a senior student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Prior to becoming a monk, he trained as a chef. Brother Phap Hai is known for his ability to convey complex teachings in an accessible and humorous manner and leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, and Asia. He currently resides at Deer Park Monastery, in California, where he breathes, walks, and smiles on a regular basis. He is the author of Nothing to It: Ten Ways to Be at Home with Yourself.

Recent Articles

How to Practice Bowing

When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.

Brother Phap Hai, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Garry Shandling.

The inside story of Garry Shandling’s Buddhism

Brother Phap Hai shares personal insights into Garry Shandling's Buddhist practice.

Walking: Meditation in Motion

With every step, says Brother Phap Hai, you can touch the Earth and the wonder of life.