Many Rivers Sanghas

A sangha is a group of people who are committed to practicing together and becoming “spiritual friends.” We are supported by the teachings of mindfulness and mindful living offered by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who is affectionately called ‘Thay,” meaning teacher.

We practice mindfully sitting, walking or moving, and communicating in order to cultivate seeds of awareness, joy and love in our everyday lives.

Mindfulness is a human ability we all posses to dwell deeply in the present moment so we are aware of what is going on within and around us in every moment of our lives. Practicing mindfulness cultivates positive energies of understanding, love, compassion, and joy, which are the antidote to energies of fear, anxiety, despair, and suffering we encounter within ourselves, our families, our community, our society, and in the world.

Our sanghas are open to new people (unless indicated otherwise), free of charge, who would like to learn more about engaged mindfulness practices in the Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, and participate in a spritual community. You do not need prior experience or a commitment to Buddhism. Our sanghas are supported by the goodwill and generosity of our participants.