Awakening Valley Sangha
A mindfulness community practicing in the
Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
“Yesterday is already gone. Tomorrow is not yet here. Today is the only day available to us; it is the most important day of our lives.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Our Sangha is a community of people practicing mindful living together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. Our gatherings are an opportunity for practicing together joyfully. Aware that our speech and actions can help our brothers and sisters practice more deeply, we hold ourselves to a high standard of mindfulness. We practice with sincerity and respect for the teachings and practice as they have been transmitted to us by our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh and his students. We are also open to teachings of mindfulness wherever they may come from and welcome any practices or cultural traditions that are healthy and wholesome.
We seek to cultivate the deep and rich diversity, in all aspects, that are found in our community. We aspire to make all people who seek to practice feel welcome and supported and to help them succeed on their path of practice. We seek to take actions to eliminate barriers, whether they are physical, economic, cultural, or attitudinal to the practice. As sangha members we all seek to diversify our relationships, commit to open-mindedness toward other points of view, examine our own beliefs and actions, and increase the compassion in how we live our lives and understand each other.