Welcome to SnowFlower Sangha

Welcome to SnowFlower Sangha

Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Welcome to SnowFlower Sangha

Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

We seek to offer a safe, welcoming, and participatory sangha where people of diverse identities can feel at home and in community

Sitting Meditation at Annual Fall Retreat
© Doreen Kunert, Used By Permission

Welcome To SnowFlower Sangha!

SnowFlower Sangha is a community of practitioners who come together to support one another in the practice of mindfulness in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. Each week, four gatherings are held for sitting and walking meditation and group sharing: Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at 1704 Roberts Court, Madison, and Wednesday 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00-11:30 a.m. in people’s homes.

We welcome newcomers of all identities at any of our gatherings. Please visit our Welcome Resources if you are new to SnowFlower or just want to learn more about us.

For questions or to share information with our sangha, please email all inquiries or other information to questions@snowflower.org

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Our Dear Friend Cheri Maples

Our dear Cheri (True Precious Mindfulness Trainings) passed away on July 27, 2017 at 8:35am at the hospital, very peacefully.

She was surrounded by six very close friends who sang “breathing in breathing out”… They sang “I am free, I am free, I am free” over and over again and could see Thay in the room, with a half smile.

Ultimately, Cheri died from complications resulting from her terrible bicycle accident on September 8, 2016. It was discovered she had an infection and she passed away within a few hours – and peacefully – and with many reminders of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha surrounding her.

Cheri spoke a lot lately about how grateful she was to have had a great life and how she was not afraid to die and how she was at peace. This is all such a blessing. The weekly Wednesday SnowFlower Sangha went to her home (well before she started to not feel well) and held Sangha at her home on the 26th – she had a wonderful “last day.”

Please see her full obituary here.

A continued ceremony, celebration and honoring of our dear Dharma Teacher will be held on Friday, August 4th at 7:00 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Ct, Madison, WI 53711. Chanting starts at 6:50 and we encourage people to arrive early.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at the First Unitarian Society of Madison, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison WI 53705.