Peace is every step.

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Welcome to the Winding Path Sangha (formerly the Iowa City Sangha) in Iowa City, Iowa, founded in the Plum Village tradition of Vietnamese teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh, or 'Thay'.

Please join us at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for meditation at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, and 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month for Walking Meditation at Hickory Hill Park' followed by coffee and conversation at the HyVee Market Grille, 1125 N Dodge St. (Note that meeting place for the walk and coffee have changed; please visit our Meetup page for details) Details for recurring events are available on our Meetup page at

Here are other upcoming events and news, some of which may not be directly associated with our Sangha but may be of interest:

  • The Winding Path Sangha Women’s Group meets once a month--on the second Friday at 5:30 p.m. at High Grounds Cafe, 310 E. Market St., Iowa City. All are welcome, regardless whether you’re part of the Winding Path Sangha. For more information, contact Sarah at .
  • The Winding Path Sangha Mindful Men's Group meets 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at the Bread Garden Market, 225 S. Linn St. The group is for anyone who wants to be more present and compassionate in their lives, providing support, reflection, conversation, laughter, and lasting friendship. All are welcome. More at
  • An open, 20-minute meditation time, hosted by Sangha member Aaron McNally, is held at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month, typically at the Iowa City Public Library but occasionally elsewhere. Attendees are invited to meet for coffee and conversation after the one-hour meditation. For details, please join or check the Winding Path Sangha Meetup site.
  • The Snowflower Sangha's (Madison) annual retreat will be held this year Friday to Sunday, October 18-20, at Bethel Horizons retreat center in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Teacher Jack Lawlor will lead. Details, when available, will be posted at

For detailed information about upcoming events, please visit our Calendar or our Meetup page.

Thích Nhất Hạnh, or 'Thay'

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers." Thích Nhất Hạnh