Dear Friends:

Thay by Jessica FreedmanWe welcome you to our site where you can find support for you and your sangha. This site resulted from a meeting at Chau’s in January, 2012. We decided we needed a place to share information about ourselves and our sanghas. We (that includes you, the reader!) plan to post

  • links to Thich Nhat Hanh websites, sanghas and other Buddhist resources
  • guided meditations from various teachers and friends
  • aspirant information from multiple sources
  • photographs
  • experiences and insights
  • whatever else seems appropriate
  • gathas
  • poems
  • admin help – thank you Gary
  • support for dana

This website is the fruit of practice of sangha members. We welcome contributions from all sangha members. To join, click on the link to your right which says, “Register”, or, if you are already registered, “Log In”. If you prefer not to join, simply send your contributions to Contributors who wish to help this project along by reviewing the emails and taking action can learn the password by sending a request to

Please add comments below for other topics to put on the list.


15 thoughts on “Namaste

  1. Would like to see an Events link. There are many things that could be posted now.

    I know they could be blog posts, but it would be better if they were part of a calendar with links.


  2. Thank you so very much for doing this. I am so touched by your generosity and kindness in crafting this online sangha. you have realized some long-held wishes I’ve had for resources.
    A lotus to all of you

  3. Dear Dharma Friends,
    What a beautiful website you have created. Thank you.
    I have found helpful guided meditations here as well as a wonderful song that I plan to learn and share with our children’s sangha here in Maine.
    with a bow of appreciation,
    Marty Soule
    True Land of Light
    Peaceful Heart Sangha
    Augusta, Maine

  4. Wonderful site! I am thrilled to have this resource for our community. MANY thanks to Jerome and all!
    A few thoughts:
    Can we post the No. Cal. Sangha Directory some place?
    How does one go about putting something on the calendar, and do we need a discussion about how the calendar should be managed (what kinds of things go on it, who decides, etc.)
    Could we rename the “Guided Meditation” tab – perhaps call it “Practices” to be broader, and then put the new 14 MT’s there (not intuitive to look for them under “Reviews”)?

    • Denise:

      Where would you like to put the NorCal Sangha Directory?

      To put thing in the calendar, you have to sign up and do it from the admin panel at The calendar is basically free game. Right now there are no restrictions.

      I followed your suggestions about changing “Guided Meditation” and moved it to “Practices.” I also moved the 14 MT to practices.


      • Thanks, Jerome for making the changes.
        As for where the No. Cal. sangha directory should go…I’m not sure. It doesn’t fit under the existing headings. Maybe it needs its own? I leave it to your judgment.

  5. Thank you to Jerome, Gary, and anyone else who has contributed to making this beautiful website. It made me smile to see the home page! What a beautiful offering.

  6. I was looking over the website to see where the No. Cal. Directory could go, and I realized that there were a number of item categories that were mentioned on the home page, but with no links or tabs where they could go. I changed those items to CAPS, so they would stand out. I think it would be a good idea to see if any of the items could fit together, and which ones we want to have a tab or link for. Otherwise, it’s a bit of a tease! ;)

    Here is what the home page says (in part):
    “We (that includes you, the reader!) plan to post
    LINKS to Thich Nhat Hanh websites, SANGHAS and other Buddhist resources
    guided meditations from various teachers and friends
    ASPIRANT INFORMATION from multiple sources
    experiences and insights
    whatever else seems appropriate
    admin help – thank you Gary

  7. Are you planning a Sangha listing by State? We are a new Sangha, Full Moon Sangha, Farmington, Maine (sister Sangha of Peaceful Heart Sangha in Augusta, Maine) and would like people in our area who are looking for a group to be able to find us.

  8. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something regarding this.

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