A community of Buddhist practitioners is referred to as a “sangha” A sangha can include both monastics and lay practitioners. As the third jewel of Buddhism, Sanghas offer a deep well of support and wisdom.
We encourage everyone to join a sangha near you or participate in activities with a community of mindfulness practice so you can profit from the collective energy of mindfulness, peace, and joy.
There are Mindfulness Practice Centers in Europe, Asia, and America in the Plum Village tradition, with communities of monks, nuns, laymen, and lay women. There are also dozens of lay Mindfulness Practice Centers worldwide, and over 1,000 lay sanghas who meet up regularly in towns and cities for evenings, mornings, or days of mindfulness practice.
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Join Lay Sangha activities
Sangha Bhuddha Sam
Bangkok , Thai
Sangha beginning from "Peace in oneself, peace in the world" Retreat 2007.
Practicing every the third Wednesday of the month.
Phone number : 081-345-4849
Sangha Green Papaya
Chiangmai , Thai and English
We sit in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We also often host Theravada, Zen and Vajrayana speakers.
All are welcome!
"Wake Up: Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for
a Healthy and Compassionate Society"
Wake Up is an active global community of young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and more compassionate society.
We want to help our world which is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger, and despair. Seeing the environmental degradation caused by our society, we want to live in such a way that our planet Earth can survive for a long time. Practicing mindfulness, concentration and insight enable us to cultivate tolerance, non-discrimination, understanding, and compassion in ourselves and the world.
We follow the Five Mindfulness Trainings, which are ethical guidelines that offer concrete practices of true love and compassion, and a path towards a life in harmony with each other and the Earth. These guidelines are the foundation of our lives and represent our ideal of service.
Our practice is based on cultivating awareness of the breath and living deeply in the present moment, aware of what is happening within us and around us. This practice helps us to release the tension in our bodies and feelings, live life deeply and more happily, and use compassionate listening and loving speech to help restore communication and reconcile with others.