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.
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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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.
Thank you for practice, your friendship, and your smile.
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