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. 


Retreat Morning October 1: Jan Goss will lead another Retreat Morning from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m. at the lovely Coralville home of Sangha member Brian Glidewell and his partner, Mark, where we can enjoy sitting on their screened porch and enjoy the delights of their garden as we practice. The theme of the day will be ‘Beginning Anew’ and we will practise sitting and walking meditations, followed by a shared vegan lunch. It is an opportunity to learn more about the Plum Village practices and ourselves through a deeper connection with the Sangha. If you would like to join us please let Jan know at (space is limited to about 10 people). There is no charge for the day although donations to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation are encouraged. [UPDATE: While this event is full, feel free to contact Jan about future opportunities this fall.]

Buddhist Book Discussion October 8: Sangha member Jack Terndrup will host a Buddhist Book Discussion from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 8 in Room E of the Iowa City Public Library. Bring your favorite Buddhist book(s) and come prepared to share a bit about it and maybe read a passage or two. The hope is that the conversation will inspire someone to use one of the books to lead a multi-week book group discussion this fall. Hope to see you there!

Snowflower Retreat Returns October 13-15! After a three-year hiatus, Snowflower Sangha of Madison, Wisconsin, is resuming its in-person weekend retreat at the Bethel Horizons Retreat Center in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Friday to Sunday, October 13-15. Led by Lay Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor, the theme this year is "Mindfulness, Concentration, Insight, Compassion and Generosity in Divisive Times: What Thich Nhat Hanh’s Teachings on Impermanence and Interdependence Offer Us Today."  Spots are limited. To learn more, click here

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"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