Peace is every step.
Breathe, you are online.
Welcome to the Winding Path Sangha in Iowa City, Iowa, founded in the Plum Village tradition of Vietnamese teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh, or 'Thay', in 2016.
We know you are there and we are happy.
Mini-Day of Mindfulness Sunday, June 25: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25, please join Winding Path Sangha for a half day of mindfulness at the Coralville home of Sangha member Brian Glidewell. This will be followed by an informal shared lunch for those who wish to stay a while and socialize. Led by Winding Path and Order of Interbeing member Jan Goss and other facilitators, the time together will include guided, silent, and walking meditations; a short reading; Dharma sharing; and tea meditation. Space is limited to about 10 people, so please RSVP only if you are certain you can attend. While there is no cost, dana (a free-will offering) will be accepted and will be given to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation to continue Thay's work. Some meditation cushions will be available, but please feel free to bring your own if you wish. To RSVP, please email Jan Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details will be sent soon to those who RSVP.
For the latest, most accurate event information, please visit our calendar page and subscribe to our emails list (see the link to the right) so we can alert you about changes, cancellations, and new opportunities.
Here are some of our ongoing gatherings:
In-Person Meditation: 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. We meet in the St. Francis Chapel (second floor) of Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City from 7-8 p.m. IMPORTANT: Because Trinity requires its front door to be locked at all times, we try to have a volunteer staff it from about 10 minutes to 7 until about 5 minutes after. If you arrive a few minutes after that or don't see anyone at the door, please press the doorbell near the entrance and (hopefully) we'll hear you and can come let you in. Unfortunately, once we begin meditation (usually by 7:10 or 7:15 p.m.), we won't be able to let you in.
Online Meditation: 7 p.m. on the second, fourth, and occasional fifth Wednesday of every month. Via Zoom. Click here for the link. (Here's a mnemonic to help you remember when we meeting in-person and when we meet online: "First and Third Meet in the Room; Other Wednesdays Hop on Zoom!")
Walking Meditation at Hickory Hill Park (Conklin Lane Entrance): 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
Men's Group (usually online; occasionally in person): 8 a.m. the fourth Sunday of every month. Click here for the Zoom link.
Winding Path Sangha Women’s Group: The Winding Path Women's Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, sometimes online, sometimes in person. The gathering is an opportunity for women to get to know one another, explore their meditation and mindfulness practices, and build a sense of community. All are welcome, regardless whether you’re part of the Winding Path Sangha. For more information, and to join an email list for the group, contact Kathleen at email@example.com.
Thank you for practice, your friendship, and your smile.
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