Peace is every step.

Save the Date! On Saturday, March 2, the Winding Path Sangha of Iowa City will host a Day of Mindfulness, led by Dharma teacher Jack Lawlor, who was ordained by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1992. Registration information available soon on this site and on our Meetup page.

Breathe, you are online!

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:

  • New! We’re excited to announce that we’re offering some sangha swag! Through an arrangement with Underground Printing in Iowa City, the Winding Path Sangha is offering three options of shirts in six different colors and multiple sizes, each with a newly designed logo over the left front chest and a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on the back: “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.” Prices are $11.13 for Unisex Gildan Heavy Cotton Basic T-shirts in either black or royal blue, $26.37 for a Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt in charcoal or maroon, and $35.11 for a Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt in forest green or navy blue. Shirts can only be ordered online, but only for a limited time! The deadline for ordering is midnight Monday, November 26, 2018. Payment is due at the time of your order. To order, visit Shirts will be available for pickup December 12 after our weekly meditation period at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College St., Iowa City.
  • 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 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