Welcome to SnowFlower Sangha
A Buddhist community in Madison, Wisconsin, practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village
Finding Miracles Everywhere
A weekend of resting in mindfulness
Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28, 2013
Hosted by Lakeside Buddha Sangha
Facilitated by Dharma Teachers Jack and Laurie Lawlor
held at LaSalle Manor Retreat Center, Plano, IL
Cost is $199 per person
To register, visit Lakeside Buddha Sangha's website and download a registration form.
OPEN MIND, LOVING HEART Retreat, Appleton, WI, May 3-5, 2013
with Cheri Maples and Dandelion Sangha.
By learning to steady the mind, meditation and mindfulness practices cultivate our capacity for an open mind and a loving heart. By learning to steady the mind, we develop wise attention. We learn how to nurture the ability within each of us to be less fearful, more content, and more loving. In the process, we develop compassion for ourselves and others.
Contact info: Margaret Alexander 920 915-7837 or Jenny Bush 920 729-4981, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration materials are not yet available.
When he woke up at the foot of the Bodhi Tree, the Buddha Shakyamuni said, "How strange—all beings possess in themselves the capacity to understand, the capacity to love, the capacity to be free. Everyone has that capacity, but everyone allows himself or herself to be carried away on the ocean of suffering. How strange."
This is what the Buddha declared at the moment of his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
He noticed that what we are looking for, day and night, is already there within oneself.
What is beautiful, what is true, what is good, is already there in oneself. We can call it the Buddha-nature, the Buddhahood, the awakened nature, the true freedom, which is the foundation for all peace and happiness. This wonderful thing is in us, and a real teacher is someone who can help you to touch that thing in yourself, who helps give birth, to bring about the real teacher which already exists in yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh
For more information about our Sangha, see our About Us page.
We welcome newcomers and any questions. If you do have any questions at all, click here (email@example.com). We
also have an e-mail list-serv to keep you up to date on sangha
events. To subscribe, click here (firstname.lastname@example.org).