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.

We are pleased you found us and look forward to seeing you at one of our weekly gatherings. SnowFlower is fortunate to host four gatherings weekly: Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Friends Meeting House at 1704 Roberts Court, Madison and in people’s homes on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00-11:30 am.

Our sangha welcomes newcomers of all identities to all of our gatherings. We hope you will find a safe and welcoming home for your practice at SnowFlower. Please visit our Newcomer Resources to learn more about us, details on our gatherings, guidance on how to meditate as well as other relevant information. For questions or to share information with our sangha, please email all inquiries or other information to questions@snowflower.org

Upcoming Events


Day of Mindfulness – Spring 2018

Please join us as we enjoy sitting and walking meditation, listen to dharma talks, share our practice experience and questions, and build SnowFlower community! A Day of Mindfulness is a great way to deepen practice and enjoy community. This is led by Gloria Green and David Haskin.

For more information, event details and registration form, please see the Event Flyer.

Zen and Romantic Love

In light of the cultural holiday with love at it's center this week, Thay's take on this subject might be of interest to you. The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation just shared a video clip on their blog of Thay answering the question: "If Buddhism supports love for Mother...

Winter Family Retreat Reflection – Magnolia Grove Monastery

I was a little nervous about driving 10 hours to an unfamiliar place where we wouldn't know a soul with my two kids but now I'm so glad we did it! The three of us, me and my 8 year old daughter, and 14 year old son, were there for 4 nights. My 8-year old daughter...

Thaypassana Reflection – Ann Varda

Overwhelmed by political and environmental problems, I went to the Thaypassana retreat at Holy Wisdom. “Doing the next right thing” – what is it, is it right, how, when, is it unclear, wrong? No better time to take refuge in the Buddha, the Sangha, and the Dhamma....

Get to Know Your Sangha Member: Steven Spiro

How did you learn about Thich Nhat Hanh (“TNH”)? My dear wife Susan turned me on to him in the early 1990’s. What is your favorite TNH book? The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings How did you hear about SnowFlower and how long have you been coming to sangha? We heard...

Get to Know Your Sangha Member: Karuna Namenwirth

How did you learn about Thich Nhat Hanh (“TNH”)? My daughter received a copy of The Miracle of Mindfulness when she finished 8th grade. She didn’t care for it, but I did. What is your favorite TNH book? Cultivating the Heart of Love How did you hear about SnowFlower...