In our tradition, the word Sangha refers to a "community that lives in harmony and awareness". We are a Sangha practicing mindfulness and meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhât Hanh, who teaches Buddhist mindfulness practice at Plum Village, France. Locally, we are connected with the monks and nuns of Deer Park Monastery, in Escondido, CA (near San Diego).
Our practice meetings include silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, singing and chanting, readings, and dharma discussions. More information about our tradition can be found at the Plum Village and Deer Park Monastery websites. These websites also contain lots of information about our teacher, Thich Nhât Hanh.
For information on how to get in touch with us, see the contact information at the bottom of this web page.
Our Sangha met weekly from January 2008 through February of 2014. We do not currently have a regularly scheduled meeting time. We are hoping to reestablish a regularly scheduled practice when conditions are favorable.
In the meantime, we invite friends on the path to take part in the activities of these other local Sanghas:
Weekly meditation with the Live Oak Sangha, at Live Oak UU, Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm in Goleta.
Live Oak's practice includes sitting meditation, walking meditation, book discussions, and monthly recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings on the first Tuesday of the month (Buddhist precepts as interpreted by the living tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Sangha.)
820 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta CA 93117. http://liveoakgoleta.org/our-community/uu-buddhist-sangha/
Morning of Mindfulness Practice in Plum Village Tradition in Ojai (2nd Saturday of the Month)
Our Morning of Mindfulness practice typically includes two sessions of sitting meditation, outdoor walking meditation, a teaching, and sharing the practice with each other. All levels of experience (or no experience) are welcome.
Second Saturday of the Month, 9:00-11:30am
Being Peace of Ojai, Donation Requested
For more information: http://www.ojaimindfulness.org
Ocean Mist Sangha in Isla Vista
Zazen: Zen Meditation for All, Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm in St. Mike’s Chapel. For more information: http://oceanmistsangha.wordpress.com