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 at Hickory Hill Park's east entrance for Walking Meditation followed by coffee and conversation at Lucky's Market. 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 at different times twice each month, offering a morning and evening option. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month and at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday each month, both times at the 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 Kimberly 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
  • For six weeks, from 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, April 25 through May 30, the Winding Path Sangha will lead a book discussion of Frank Ostaseski's book, "The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully," at the University of Iowa Wesley Center, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Please bring your own copy of the book. For a schedule of chapters we'll read each meeting, and to RSVP, visit our Meetup page here.

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