About Us

The Friendship Sangha of the Heart was founded by Phyllis Luyken. We are a community of individuals who gather for meditation practice on Monday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. In addition, we host other mindfulness activities from time to time outside of our weekly Monday meditation sessions. We practice in the tradition of the Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and are an Adult Program of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. Through our practice we aspire to bring about awareness, understanding acceptance, harmony and love. All of our gatherings are open to the public. Anyone who attends our weekly meetings, whether regularly or from time to time, is considered a member of the Sangha.